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Emma the Penguin

Written by Sarah Webb

Illustrated by Anne O'Hara

Part of the Pandas Series

Emma the Penguin Synopsis

The school play was Noah's Ark and Emma wanted to be a dog. But the teacher said she was to be a penguin. A penguin! Emma was not pleased. But being a penguin turned out to be good fun, really. Panda 38

Emma the Penguin Press Reviews

'a funny and entertaining read' -- Irish Independent ''Sarah Webb's easy and humourous style shines through in this charming book' -- Inis Magazine 'perfect for young readers who are just finding their feet and gaining the confidence to progress from picturebooks into novels' -- Inis Magazine 'funny and entertaining ... an enjoyable read' -- Inis Magazine 'Sarah Webb skillfully creates a soap opera of characters, humourous incidents and drama ... Anne O'Hara invests each character with instantly recognisable individuality ... both ensure this latest addition to the popular Panda series maintains the high s -- Bookfest 'heart-warming' -- Irish Farmer's Monthly 'an excellent well-rounded story for newly independent readers' -- The Irish Examiner

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847171955
Publication date: 5th February 2010
Author: Sarah Webb
Illustrator: Anne O'Hara
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb is a children's author who combines writing with schools visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals, and teaching creative writing. She has won two Irish Book Awards for her children's books (for A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea and Blazing a Trail), as well as the Children's Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Books, awarded in 2015. Sarah worked for many years as a children's bookseller and was writer in residence for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017: she is currently the Children's Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers' Week. For more, visit

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