From Chris Haughton comes a funny, suspenseful celebration of mothers set against an atmospheric Antarctic backdrop.

Mummy Penguin is off to find a fishy dinner for her family. She has to swim very fast, climb a slippery cliff – cu-crunch, cu-crunch, cu-crunch – and even tiptoe past some sleeping seals… Shh! All the while, Little Penguin looks on in awe and says: “Well done, Mummy Penguin!”

The icy – and treacherous! – Antarctic landscapes are breathtaking in this funny and exciting celebration of all that mothers do, and all that mothers are.


Chris Haughton is an Irish designer and illustrator, and the acclaimed author of the picture books A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan, Goodnight Everyone, Don't Worry, Little Crab and Maybe... His books have won many prestigious prizes and awards across the world, from the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award to The Irish Children's Book of the Year, and have been published into thirty different languages. Originally from Dublin, Chris Haughton now lives in London. Find Chris online at, on Twitter as @chrishaughton and on Instagram as @chrishaughton.


Mummy Penguin’s a superhero as she braves icy waters to fetch a meal for her family in a sweet tale sure to warm tiny tot hearts. While Little Penguin’s anxious for her mother’s return, Mummy Penguin’s busy catch fish,, climbing slippery slopes and trying to sneak past sleeping seals. Naturally she never gives up.

The Geelong Advertiser

I am a huge fan of Chris Haughton’s picture books, they are clever, funny and always go down a storm with children. In his latest book, a devoted mum’s quest for food is beautifully portrayed in a fun, icy tale.

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