A zany romp that demonstrates the fine line between fact and fiction in the animal world.
The penguins are coming and there is great excitement at the zoo. But what s a penguin? The animals don t quite know what to expect - but they all have an opinion, each more outlandish than the last. When the truth about penguins is finally revealed, everyone is in for a surprise!
Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. A poet as well as a children's writer, Meg developed an affinity with the Japanese language after going on an exchange year in high school, and went on to complete a PhD in Japanese Literature. She lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle, Western Australia, and is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, where she has taught Australian Literature, Japanese, and Creative Writing. Meg divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm but she is always busy cooking up more books. Meg McKinlay was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards for The Truth About Penguins in the Young Children Category and for Duck for a Day in the Lower Primary Category.
Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. The Truth About Penguins is his third picture book published with Walker Books Australia. Not Like Georgie written by Scott Hatcher was published in 2008 and Stuck! written by Charlotte Calder, published in 2009 was short-listed in the Young Children Category of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. For more information and samples of his artwork, please visit his website: http://www.jackpot-art.com/index.html
Imprint: WALKER BOOKS AUST
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Release Date: July 1, 2010
Dimensions: 277 x 247mm, 32pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $29.95
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: In Stock