Bicheno locals Hannah Coates and Claire Neyland needed a “maternity leave project” and came up with the idea of creating a book starring an iconic Bicheno resident. The story tells of a Little Penguin who needs to find a new home. On his journey, he encounters other Tasmanian animals who offer him a place to live.

Hannah’s engaging text is brought to life by Claire’s beautiful watercolour illustrations, which showcase Tasmania’s East Coast. Those familiar with the area will no doubt be able to recognise a few key locations.

Hannah and Claire have included a map of penguin viewing sites in Tasmania and viewing guidelines that ensure the safety of these shy little creatures.