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: Board Books

For readers aged: 1+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Board Book
  • ISBN: 9781529518504
  • Published: 03 Oct 2024
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 160 x 160 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'Bold colours, simple repetition and a witty ending make this a delightful bedtime read.' Daily Mail

'This book will bring joy to young children and the grown-ups reading to them.' Sunday Times, "The 60 children’s books you should buy this Christmas as chosen by the booksellers of Ireland"

'A visual and storytelling triumph, ideal for reading aloud.' Top Choice, Children's Book Highlights, Irish Independent

'a celebration of mothers.' The Bookseller

'With his instantly-recognisable blocky illustration style that combines collage and digital art, Haughton succeeds in creating energetic scenes that will excite the young reader. The book is made to be read aloud, with comforting repetition and text that comes to life; “Cu-crunch… tip-toe… boink boink boink… splash!' Books Ireland

'A book to love on every level.' LoveReading4Kids

'Another classic from Chris Haughton. With vibrant illustrations and simple text, this book will appeal to babies as well as older children and parents too.' Books of 2022, Irish Examiner

'There’s no question that books from Chris Haughton’s pen (stylus?) are modern children’s classics […] Well Done, Mummy Penguin - an ode to resilient mammies and the lengths they go to for their families - is another gorgeous string to his bow.' RTE.ie, "10 best Irish children's books of 2022"

'featured in "56 cracking reads to keep kids entertained this Christmas for the Irish Independent"' Irish Independent

'A positive vibe for women's strength of character when faced with a challenging task.' Books for Keeps

'Perfect for reading aloud and acting out.' Christmas countdown of amazing books, RTÉjr

'This is a book to share with young children – to enjoy. I have no doubt that readers will want to revisit this playful story, again and again, to join in with the repeated refrains and actions. It is a gift for any Early Years Setting or bedtime story routine.' Just Imagine

'Children and adults alike will warm instantly to the gorgeous setting of Well Done Mummy Penguin despite it being the Arctic!' Armadillo Magazine

'Well Done, Mummy Penguin (Walker) is a love letter to mums and caregivers and the sacrifices they make, as well as an ode to perseverance, especially when it’s powered by love.' CLPE

'With its breathtaking backdrop and heartwarming humour, Well Done, Mummy Penguin is the perfect book to snuggle up with this winter.' My Book Corner

'With beautiful Antarctic landscapes, this is a gorgeous celebration of mothers, be they penguins or other' Red Reading Hub

'a delightful picturebook capturing the feelings of the young perfectly and celebrating the determination of mothers everywhere to look after their young.' Love My Books

'This is an exciting picture book which celebrates the strength and determination of mothers, as well as the fascinating world of penguin parenting.' BookTrust

'A brilliant book celebrating the lengths mothers go to for their children.' The Strawberry Post

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