Plume: Christmas Elf (Book 4)

(October 2023, Hardie Grant Explore, hardback: $24.99, 9781741177923)

4 October Aus/NZ
17 October USA + Canada
19 October UK

Plume: Christmas Elf is a sparkly picture book that celebrates the joy and magic of Christmas around the world – all wrapped up with a visit to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole.

It’s Christmas in Antarctica and our favourite travelling penguin is popping with festive excitement. There are gifts to wrap, cards to write, fairy lights to untangle and gingerbread to bake. 

Ava of the Albatross Express is extra busy. The penguins are buying up big, decking their halls with the biggest and best gifts of all. But things go awry when Ava arrives with terrible news. Santa’s workshop is in trouble and toy production has stopped! 

With a little help from his penguin friends, Plume is off to the North Pole. Can he help Santa and make children's wishes come true?

Join the adorable Plume as he decks the ice halls with joy this Christmas. 

The fourth title in Tania McCartney’s fantastical travel series that is the perfect Christmas gift for children aged 4 to 7 years, and everyone else, too.

#plumethepenguin on social media. 

Plume: World Explorer (Book 1)
Plume: Global Nibbler (Book 2)
Plume: Festival Seeker (Book 3)

What people are saying...

'...a delightfully expansive and informative picture book... a wonderfully enjoyable read aloud experience, the text is beautifully supported with colourful and lovingly detailed illustrations. Emotions and expression are exquisitely drawn on the characters faces. Great joy can be had exploring each page in minute detail.' - Tye Cattanach

'...Elegant as always in text, illustration and presentation, Tania McCartney’s work shines. Messages of friendship, the magic found in reading, kindness, sharing, and diversity, are layered within the story, the first in a series about Plume world explorer..' - Anastasia Gonis, Kids' Book Review

'...We have fallen in love with the singular adventurous Plume, a little penguin with serious wanderlust. In this brilliantly illustrated story, we follow our bookish friend as he explores the world beyond his Antarctic home. Touching on diversity, friendship, acceptance and understanding, this book is sure to be a treasured addition to your library.' ⁠- @lionanddragonflybooks

'...This story motivates young children to get to know different countries, have interest in different cultures, and broaden their horizons; the world is full of amazing people and places. I love the part where Plume shares his experience with other penguins; it makes them discover fun of learning. The illustrations are adorable and detailed, engaging the readers in the story.'
- @picturebook.journal

'...I am so in love with Plume! He loves to skydive, knit, dance, play squash, and READ! He also craves colour, excitement and adventure. I was completely whisked away to Plume's exciting destinations via these vibrant and engaging pages... there is so much amazing detail, vivid descriptions, and the reader is transported to these wonderful places around the globe, full of colour, culture and new experiences to explore .' - Nicola McGeown @ALIA_CYS

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