Colouring Competition: A Little Blue Penguin

Colouring Competition: A Little Blue Penguin

A Little Blue Penguin drawn by Jeanette Goode

Win a copy of “A Little Blue” children’s book by 
New Zealand author Jeanette Goode


A Little Blue is a hand-illustrated picture book by Jeanette Goode designed for children 8 to 12 years’ old. It is particularly relevant for reluctant readers as Jeanette has drawn the pictures to tell a slightly different and deeper story. It is a tale of love and the arresting power of nature.

Simmy is sent to live with his father on the West Coast of the South Island. He finds himself in a quiet rural place, devoid of technology. There is no internet and no mobile phone coverage! 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 isolated 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.

A donation from every sale of the book will go to help the West Coast Penguin Trust conduct research and implement practical conservation projects to address the theatres to penguins.

Drawings from A Little Blue childrens book by Jeanette Goode
A Little Blue illustation by Jeaneete Goode



Auckland for Kids Little Blue colouring-in competition is designed to inspire the younger generation to learn about New Zealand’s Kororā, Little Blue Penguins via visual art and creativity.  

Jeanette Goode has drawn two beautiful pictures of Kororā, Little Blue Penguins for your children to colour in. Your child can choose just one, or can enter twice and colour both pictures in.

There will be two winners, who will each receive a copy of A Little Blue children’s book by New Zealand author Jeanette Goode. The winners will have their artwork published in Auckland for Kids’ website and social media platforms.


Download and print a copy of the colouring competition for your child to get colouring!

You can send us your completed entry by taking a photo or scanning it and either: 

  1. Posting your entry on Instagram with the hashtag #AucklandforKidsLittleBlue. Please remember to add your child’s first name and age in the comment under the post; OR

  2. Email your child’s completed artwork to Please to tell us your child’s first name and age when you enter.

Please share this page and print off as many copies as you want to give to your friends and family. We welcome entries from across the New Zealand.

Closing date: entries are due by 30th November. Participants will be notified by email in early December 2020. 


Winners of Auckland for Kids’ A Little Blue colouring-in competition acknowledge that the winning artworks, participant’s name and state of residence can be published on Auckland for Kids website, e-newsletter and on our social media platforms. All participants under the age of 18 must obtain parental or guardian’s consent to enter the competition.



Little Blue Penguins by Jeanette Goode
Korora Little Blue Penguin by Jeanette Goode