shopping penguin

Black Friday lands on us in late November with a deluge of advertising in every possible medium, enticing us to buy now and apparently offering once in a lifetime deals.

Tumbleweed tees donation FridayIf you’d rather have a calm approach to some ethical retail therapy, have a look at our newsletter published this morning for some ideas, with links to our supporters.

For example, Tumbleweed Tees are calling it Donation Friday and sharing 10% of today’s sales with all their conservation partners!

Read the newsletter here.


There are a couple of wonderful local supporters that were missed off the newsletter, so apologies and special mention goes to local author/illustrators who make a donation for every penguin book sold:

Jeanette Goode for her wonderful ‘A Little Blue’ book, which you can find online and in good book stores: 

A Little Blue is a hand-illustrated picture book loved by children of all ages. 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.”


Janet Gawn for her delightful Sandy Silkywings adventure with blue penguins, now available at Take Note in Hokitika:

“Sandy Silkywings, a house fairy who lives on the West Coast of the South Island in Hokitika” – and meets a blue penguin on one of her adventures.  For younger children.

See our post on facebook about both.

Jeanette Goode signs copies of her new book at the Westport launch 25 Sept 2020