The Truth About Penguins

By Meg McKinlay
Illustrated by Mark Jackson

A zany romp that demonstrates the fine line between fact and fiction.

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 next. When truth about penguins is finally revealed, however, everyone is in for a surprise!

  • An hilarious, laugh-out-loud tale of exaggeration and hyperbole
  • The debut picture book from Meg McKinlay!
  • Detailed illustrations by Mark Jackson will have children searching each page for added fun.

About the author

Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children’s writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. These days, she lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm. She is always busy cooking up more books and you can visit her on the web at

About the illustrator

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 was published in 2008 and Stuck! in 2009. For more information and samples of his artwork, please visit his website:

ISBN: 9781921150487
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2010
Dimensions: 270 x 240mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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