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Penguin's Egg

Illustrated by Alice Courtley
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About The Book

When a penguin dad ends up far away from his nest, he’s determined to make it back to see his egg hatch by any means necessary in this charming and adventurous picture book.

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

Daddy Penguin’s egg will hatch any day now, so when he gets lost and finds himself adrift in an unfamiliar world, he’ll do anything to get back home! From train to helicopter, hot-air balloon to limousine, Penguin hitches rides with helpful folk—but will he make it in time?

About The Author

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Anna Kemp writes both picture books and middle grade fiction. Her books have been nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Oscar’s Book Prize, and the Dundee Picture Book Award. Her work has also been adapted for television, puppetry, dance, orchestra, and theatre. Anna loves to visit schools and libraries and attend festivals. Visit her online at

About The Illustrator

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Alice Courtley is an author and illustrator with an MA in children’s book illustration from Cambridge. Her work has been recognized for prizes such as the Klaus Flugge prize shortlist and featured in exhibitions including the AOI’s Inspired to Innovate exhibition in London. Alice has also taught creative skills to students of a range of ages, both in workshop settings and in longer-form courses. Visit her online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (October 15, 2024)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665963251
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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