Welcome to my website, my name is Jeanette Goode.

I live  on the West Coast of the South Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand. I love to write and illustrate books for children. A Little Blue is my first hand drawn picture book.  A Little Blue is about a boy called Simmy who is sent to live in a wild isolated place on the West Coast. He misses his mum and the city life he is accustomed to. It isn’t until he discovers that the kororā, the little blue penguins, are his closest neighbours that things begin to change.


Jeanette would like to thank the Oamaru Penguin Colony for korora images www.penguins.co.nz

Auckland for Kids is currently hosting ‘A Little Blue’ colouring competition – learn more here