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Author Jackson Hill, Diane, author

Title Chooks in dinner suits : a tale of big dogs and little penguins / Diane Jackson Hill ; illustrations by Craig Smith
Published Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria : Museum Victoria, 2016
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©2016

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 W'BOOL SPC  827.04 J1296 A6/C  LIB USE ONLY
 W'BOOL CRC  PICTURE BOOK Hil/Cid  DUE 03-06-22
Description 31 pagesages : colourour illustrationsustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
regular print
Summary 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. This story is based on events that took place on Middle Island, Warrnambool and have become well known to the public. This true story, which features both human and animal heroes, has been written as a heartwarming tale by Diane Jackson Hill
Notes "Diane and Craig have told this true story with skill and passion. ... Paul Jennings." -- Page 4 of cover
Audience For primary school age
Notes Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature, 2017 shortlist
Subject Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Human-animal relationships -- Australia -- Middle Island (Vic.) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction
Human-animal relationships -- Australia -- Victoria -- Middle Island -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction
Human-animal relationships -- Australia -- Victoria -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Little blue penguin -- Australia -- Middle Island (Vic.) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction
Little blue penguin -- Australia -- Victoria -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Little blue penguin -- Australia -- Victoria -- Middle Island -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction
Penguins -- Australia -- Victoria -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Working dogs -- Australia -- Victoria -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Illustrated works.
Picture books.
Author Smith, Craig, 1955- illustrator
ISBN 1921833386
9781921833380
Other Titles Tale of big dogs and little penguins