Penguin's Egg

Penguin's Egg


On a frozen sea, where the snow falls fast, and the whirlwinds rage and storm,
A rockhopper egg, in a stony nest, was lying safe and warm.
Dad watched and waited, waited, watched, the night grew inky black,
Then he fell into a sleep so deep, he didn't hear the . . . CRACK

Daddy Penguin finds himself adrift in an unfamiliar world, and he must get home for his egg!

From train to helicopter, hot-air balloon to limousine, Daddy Penguin hitches lifts with kindly folk - but will he be home in time?

A race against time for Daddy Penguin in this rhyming delight

About the authors

Anna Kemp

Anna Kemp writes both picture books and middle-grade fiction. Her books have been nominated for a number of prizes including the Booktrust Early Years Award (2010), The Roald Dahl Funny Prize (2010, 2012), The Waterstones Children's Book Prize (2011, 2013), Oscar's Book Prize (2015), and The Dundee Picture Book Award (2018). Her work has also been adapted for television (Bookaboo, CBeebies), puppetry (Little Angel), dance (Ballet Black), orchestra (LSO) and theatre (New Writing North, Little Blue Monster).
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Alice Courtley (Illustrator)

Alice Courtley is an illustrator based in the UK. She creates playful images with a blend of people, animals and backgrounds inspired by real life. Her work has been recognised for prizes such as the Batsford Prize and featured in exhibitions such as the AOI's 'Inspired to Innovate' in London. She has been shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2023.
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