> Skip to content

News  •  17 September 2018

 

'Design Your Dream Room' competition winner!

170 amazing entries later, we’re delighted to announce the winner of our ‘Design Your Dream Room’ competition . . . 

To celebrate the release of Kimberly Andrews’ beautiful picture book Puffin the Architect, we launched a competition,  challenging all the aspiring architects and interior designers out there to channel their inner Puffin and design their dream room. The prize? Their winning design re-imagined by Kimberly!

170 amazing entries later, we’re delighted to announce the winner of our ‘Design Your Dream Room’ competition . . .

Congratulations to Jaun!

 

Jaun’s design came with a description, carefully detailing (amongst other things) his plans for a fire engine bed, to sit under a huge solar system light fixture which would sprinkle out shooting stars! Kimberly felt the whole idea was so imaginative and unique, and the accompanying drawing summed it up very well.

We also want to give a shout out to our runners up: Kayla, who sent in her gorgeous tree house design with a poem in the style of Puffin the Architect, and Sebastian who showed brilliant attention to detail in his design which featured an indoor rock climbing wall and teleport pad.

We were so impressed by the creativity on display in all of the entries and we certainly didn’t envy Kimberly her task of picking a winner!

Feature Title

Puffin the Architect
Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are VERY hard to please!
Read more

More features

See all
Article
10 must read books for children under 5!

Filled with adventure, inspiration and humour, these books are sure to take little readers and their imaginations to new and fantastic places!

Activity
Puffin the Architect: build Moose's treehouse

Download these Puffin the Architect activity sheets to colour in and build Moose's treehouse or Pig's toolshed!

Q&A
Q&A with Kimberly Andrews

A Q&A with Kimberly Andrews, the talented author/illustrator of Puffin the Architect.

Activity
Little Tales of Hedgehog and Goat word search

The perfect fun-day Friday activity! Keep your eyes peeled for keywords from Little Tales of Hedgehog and Goat in this word search.

Activity
Goose the Artist activity sheet

Make your own portraits with Goose the Artist!

Article
A sneak peek at our 2021 kids books!

After an exhausting and unusual 2020, we’ve got plenty of reasons to be grateful for a new year, not least because of the stellar line up of children’s books we have coming your way over the next few months!Read on for a sneak peek at some of the best new children’s books we’re bringing to you in 2021.

Activity
Hound the Detective printable notebook

Download and print this handy notebook and tick off the items on the list as you make your way through Hound the Detective! 

News
2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Shortlist

See the Penguin Random House NZ books shortlisted for the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

News
2024 NZ Booklovers Awards Shortlist

See the Penguin Random House NZ books shortlisted for the 2024 NZ Booklovers Awards

News
Praised and popular books nominated for 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

See the Penguin Random House NZ books longlisted for the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

News
Penguin Random House to expand Bluey publishing program with new illustrated chapter books in 2024

Penguin Random House Australia and BBC studios are thrilled to announce that the Bluey publishing program will expand in 2024 to include three new illustrated chapter books.

News
Call for applications for Māori and Pacific Publishing Scholarship

Applications are open for the 2024 Penguin Random House Māori and Pacific Publishing Scholarship.

Looking for more news?

See all news