Written by
Sarah Webb
Illustrated by
Anne O'Hara
Emma the Penguin

Emma has to be a penguin in the school play, but she is NOT happy about it.
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64 pages
196x130 mm

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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.

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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 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017: she is currently the Children’s Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers’ Week. For more, visit www.sarahwebb.info

'an excellent well-rounded story for newly independent readers'

The Irish Examiner


Irish Farmer's Monthly

'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


'funny and entertaining ... an enjoyable read'

Inis Magazine

'perfect for young readers who are just finding their feet and gaining the confidence to progress from picturebooks into novels'

Inis Magazine

'‘Sarah Webb’s easy and humourous style shines through in this charming book'

Inis Magazine

'a funny and entertaining read'

Irish Independent
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