Chooks in Dinner Suits

A tale of big dogs and little penguins

By Diane Jackson Hill, illustrated by Craig Smith

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.

Diane and Craig have told this true story with skill and passion. I love this story. I love this book. Paul Jennings

About the Author

Diane Jackson Hill has taught in primary schools and organised festivals and entertainment for children. She has previously co-written a series of music books and CD kits, Uke'n Play Ukulele, with husband Mike Jackson. These sell worldwide and have been partly responsible for the current ukulele revival. Diane lives by the sea in south-west Victoria and when she isn’t playing ukulele, loves finding out more about the ocean and the creatures that live there.

About the Illustrator

Craig Smith grew up in the Adelaide Hills, later studying at the South Australian School of Art. In a nearly 40 year career he has illustrated over 380 picture books, junior novels and educational readers. The humour and pathos of an Australian childhood are recurring themes in his work – a childhood lived in the Australian landscape, not always a suburb.

Paperback, colour illustrations, 32pp
RRP $19.95 Information on buying our books

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