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Based on true events, a lively picture book about a sprightly granny who knits warm jumpers for little blue penguins after the oil spill following the wrecking of the Rena, with illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.

But did Granny stop knitting?
Oh no, she did not!
She kept right on knitting . . .
like it or not!

Granny McFlitter’s family have had enough of her knitting.

But when a ship runs aground, spilling oil into the sea, a call goes out for small jumpers for the shivery rescued penguins. It’s the moment Granny has been waiting for!

A sparkling environmental story with award-winning illustrations that is sure to warm hearts and feathers.


Granny is a delight and her clear and obvious addiction to knitting provides good, mad story fodder to go with the book’s exuberantly illustrated characters.

Greg Bruce, Weekend Herald


Colleen Thorpe, Hawkes Bay Weekend

A beautifully illustrated book with fantastic rhyme.

Little Treasures

Underlying the fun tale is a more serious message about care of the environment and what individuals can do to help to restore animals' health. Beautiful in layout . . . a terrific story read aloud to your young children. Rhyming and rhythmic, big new words to enrich vocabulary and set the brain waves whizzing – it’s all here to be discovered.

Sue's Reviews, Wairarapa Times-Age

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    February 26, 2018

    Picture Puffin

    RRP $19.99

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