Plume: Festival Seeker (Book 3)

(October 2022, Hardie Grant Explore, hardback: $26.99, 9781741177909) 

5 October Aus/NZ
13 October UK
8 November USA + Canada

The third title in the series, Plume: Festival Seeker is the most gorgeous children's picture book celebrating – what else? – celebrations! Throughout the year, the world is plump with astonishing festivals and Plume loves them all! Journey alongside this adventurous, colour-loving penguin as he jumps aboard the Albatross Express to enjoy a range of enchanting events across the globe.
Stare in wonder at the Up Helly Aa fire festival in Scotland and the freaky Day of Masquerade in Costa Rica. Get messy at the squelchy Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea or La Tomatina tomato battle in Spain. Scatter a rainbow of colour during Holi in India or enjoy a celebration of gifts, sweets and kindness at Eid al-Fitr in Algeria. 
A year of wonder and excitement culminates in Plume’s favourite festival of them all – Christmas! Will his reluctant penguin friends join him for the celebrations?

Featuring a stunning rainbow-foil cover, Festival Seeker makes the perfect gift for travel-lovers and culture-buffs of all ages.

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Plume: World Explorer (Book 1)
Plume: Global Nibbler (Book 2)
Plume: Christmas Elf (Book 4) 

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

 Download the Teachers' Notes here!