Well Done, Mummy Penguin

By Chris Haughton

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.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529515169
  • Published: 05 Oct 2023
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 260 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'[Chris Haughton] is so good at making extremely shareable picture books. These are perfect for really younger ones who are sitting in your lap or at bedtime. […] It’s just so much fun to read aloud, Kids will love reading out the refrain, and if you’re a tired mum doing bedtime it’s really nice to hear someone saying “well done, mummy penguin” every couple of pages because you can take it, I think, as a personal congratulation.' The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4

'Haughton’s signature blocky style works well to capture the squat, waddling seabirds. Icy blues and crisp whites saturate the chilly landscape. Playful sound effects add levity and make for a fun read-aloud, but it is Daddy Penguin’s repeated calm assurance that Mommy Penguin will come back (“She sure will”) that grounds and steadies the book even when Mommy is faced with a brief moment of danger. . . . Female empowerment and penguin parenting at its best.' Kirkus Reviews

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