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"Am I ready yet?" asks Jojo, an eager little penguin who can't wait to go to sea, in this growing up story illustrated with adorable real-life photographs
Jojo the penguin just can't wait to go to sea, but first she must learn to swim. When Jojo's fuzzy baby down becomes a shiny penguin coat and she can swim across the biggest rock pool, she is ready at last. Flippa-flap, snippa-snap, go Jojo go! This delightful picture book for children ready to explore their world features photographs of the Gentoo penguins on Macquarie Island, halfway between Australia and the Antarctic.
About the Author
Tessa Bickford grew up by the Great Barrier Reef and spent several years working on boats on the reef in Far North Queensland and Indonesia. Her passion for marine life and the natural world took her to Macquarie Island, in the Sub Antarctic, where she worked as a fur seal researcher. In the summer months, thousands of penguins, seals, and sea birds come to breed on Macquarie Island, and Tessa found herself working on one of the island's busiest beaches! Jennifer Castles is the author of Tiny: A Little Dog on a Big Adventure (with photographer Steve Otton) and A Song for Lorkie (with artist Dean Bowen).
"An easy-going photobio essay which is an excellent introduction to the study of penguins in general and the Gentoo in particular." — Book for Kids Blog