Plume: Global Nibbler (Book 2)
(May 2022, Hardie Grant Explore, hardback: $24.99, 9781741177671) 

18 MAY Aus/NZ
7 JUNE USA + Canada

Join the most adorable penguin world explorer on a gastronomic jaunt around the planet in Plume: Global Nibbler, the second book in Tania McCartney’s series for little ones, celebrating the cultures and diversity of the world around us! 
Plume loves to cook – and to eat. He loves a bit of spice and he’s on a mission to fire up the tastebuds of his fussy-eater penguin friends. With the help of his dear friend Ava (of the Albatross Express), he leaves Antarctica in search of the world’s most delicious local dishes and treats.
From Iranian kebabs and Swedish cinnamon pastries, to Ethiopian injera flatbread and the chewy crispiness of Italian pizza … can these delightful dishes tempt Plume’s friends away from krill in favour of a truly global smorgasbord?

This delightful picture book is perfect for introducing children (ages 4 and up) to new foods as Plume seeks out tasty dishes, tempting snacks and truly authentic local fare from countries around the world.

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Plume: World Explorer (Book 1)
Plume: Festival Seeker (Book 3)
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!