Chooks in Dinner Suits: a tale of big dogs and little penguins - Diane Jackson Hill
Chooks in Dinner Suits: a tale of big dogs and little penguins
by Diane Jackson Hill, illustrated by Craig Smith
Published by Museum Victoria - June 2016 - Paperback - 32pp - 28cm x 22cm
Age range 3 to 6 years
On a tiny island lives a waddle of Little Penguins. But their numbers are dwindling. Swampy Marsh knows what to do, but no one will listen. Soon he can count the last few penguins on the fingers of one hand. The desperate townsfolk give Swampy, and his friends Max and Mimi, one chance.
Will his solution work? Will Swampy save the Little Penguins of Middle Island?
A warmly funny account of one man’s quest to save a penguin colony, with two very unusual helpers. This story is based on events that took place on Middle Island, Warrnambool and have become well known to the public. This true story, which features both human and animal heroes, has been written as a heartwarming tale by Diane Jackson Hill. Craig Smith’s lively illustrations capture all the drama and humour of the predicament and the characters involved.
Diane Jackson Hill is a trained primary school teacher and now, an award winning author. She lives by the sea in south-west Victoria and is passionate about discovering more about the ocean and the animals that live there.
Craig Smith is an Australian illustrator who has collaborated with many of Australia's most experienced writers and editors, illustrating more than 400 books for children over the last 40 years.