This book is based on the true story of the ship the ‘Treasure‘ which sank in June 2000 just north of Cape Town causing a huge oil slick that harmed thousands of sea birds. Help came from far and wide in the biggest environmental clean-up operation the world has ever seen – 43 000 penguins were rescued in total. Clean penguins were shipped from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth by truck to swim back to Cape Town to buy time to clean beaches and sea. The whole of South Africa tracked the progress of three rescued penguins, Peter, Pamela and Percy, on their swim back to Cape Town.
Linda (Lulu) was involved in the clean-up operation and loved every second of it. It was great to be able to help. She always believed it would make a wonderful children‘s story. Years later, when she had her son, she put pen to paper. This was her first children‘s book.
Soft cover, 26 pages
Published: (August 2008)
Book Measures: 25 x 21cm
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
“It‘s a delightful book suitable for three to seven year olds. It will appeal to adults who will enjoy reading it to their children as much as their children will enjoy listening to it” Brian Joss, Cape Community Newspapers
“Remarkable story of penguins‘ epic swim a must–read” Vivien Horler, Jellybean Journal, Weekend Argus
“This book is just the thing – an environmental message, a rhythmic script and really fun graphics. It hits the spot.” Anna L.