Author and illustrator, Owen Davey


Owen Davey’s popular non-fiction series continues with a captivating and stunningly illustrated guide to penguins.

Did you know that penguins can hold their breath for over half an hour? Or that they can swim four times faster than an Olympic swimmer? And they don’t just live in icy Antarctica! You can find them on sandy beaches in South Africa and other more tropical locations too.

Dive into this fascinating illustrated guide to our feathered friends, the penguins. From the tiny fairy penguin that is no bigger than a ruler, to the emperor penguin that is over a metre tall, find out where they live, what they eat and how we can protect them.

What the Shortlist Committee Say...

"Penguins are lovely creatures but often look rather dull or generic when illustrated. The illustrator has managed to present all the best qualities of the animal in a very eye-catching and beautifully graphic way that sets it apart from similar books."