Author: Edwina Wyatt
Illustrator: Christopher Nielsen
Publisher: Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont
Published: September 2017
RRP: 24.95
Format: Hardback, 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-760-12977-4


Ponk can’t fly, but he lives at the top of a tree because the view is so exciting.

The trouble is, when Ponk gets excited, he gets dizzy…and tumbles out of the tree.


Even so, he always climbs back up again despite what the neighbours think. Will Ponk find a way to cling to the top, or will he settle for the lower branches?

Just Right For Kids’ Top 17 Books of ’17

‘Ponk! is a satisfying picture book about persistence, doing things your way, and not always following the flock’ – Mike Shuttleworth, Readings Hawthorn

‘I love the message of this story about persistence, broadening one’s horizons, and support and encouragement from those around you. For the kids, the quirky, retro-look illustrations and staunch bird character are absolutely endearing, not to mention the repeat of the whimsical phrase, “Ponk!” is hilarious and has now become our little nightly game into bed. Totally gorgeous and enlightening for preschool aged children, we adore Ponk! and his little eccentric characteristics. ‘ – Romi Sharp, Just Write For Kids

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