Welcome to my website, my name is Jeanette Goode.
A LITTLE BLUE is a children’s picture book designed for reluctant readers but it appeals to all ages and stages.
Simmy is sent to live on the West Coast of the South Island. When he finds himself having to adapt to isolation and a world devoid of technology he is very unhappy. How will he survive away from his mum, his friends and the city life he is accustomed to? It takes a while to get used to living in such a remote and wild place. He is forced to pick up a pen and write letters home to his mum to communicate his frustration and loneliness. When he realises she is ill and cannot respond, he knows he has to be brave. It is the kororā, little blue penguins who capture his attention and change the way he sees the world.
Jeanette would like to thank the Oamaru Penguin Colony for korora images www.penguins.co.nz