Perky Little Penguins by Tony Mitton

Perky Little Penguins

Written by Tony Mitton

3+ readers   
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Touching and informative, Perky little Penguins takes us to an snowy ice-capped heaven with lots of waddling black and white friends to swim, dive, jump around and play with. The illustrations by Guy Parker-Rees can’t help but bring a smile while Tony Mitton’s narrative is entirely in verse, which makes the story almost singable!


Perky Little Penguins by Tony Mitton

Perky little Penguins, coming out to play, Looking for their playmates they are - hurray! This book introduces the Perky Penguins! It lets you follow the delightful penguins as they slide and jump and waddle around their world, and show you just how much fun they can have amongst the ice and snow.

About the Author

Tony Mitton

Tony Mitton was born in 1951 in North Africa, the son of a soldier. Until he was 9 he lived mostly in Africa, Germany and Hong Kong. He went to state boarding school in Suffolk and went on to do an English Literature degree at Cambridge University. He then trained to be an English teacher before making the switch to primary school teaching.

Tony worked as a primary school teacher between the ages of 25 to 49, but for the last 13 years of that period he taught part-time. During that period he began to spend 2 or 3 days a week working at his writing, and wrote poems and stories for school reading books and also for trade market books. He now writes full-time and visits lots of schools, libraries and events to talk about his work.

He lives in a small house in the middle of Cambridge with his wife and two children, and a cat called Tiggy, who is definitely one of the family. Tony likes Cambridge but he and his wife often wish they'd settled somewhere where there are better places for walking, like cliffs and hills with good views of the landscape.

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Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

2nd August 2007




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