SandyPants! (Big Little Blue #1)

Become BEST-BEST-BESTIES with Big and Little Blue, two lovable and lively little penguins!

Enjoy three playful, simply illustrated stories in this book, each one featuring two friends, Big Blue and Little Blue, nicknames Bigsies and Littles. Each story is connected by a wellbeing theme, and is designed to offer children coping strategies for navigating friendships, understanding
emotional responses, and the importance of mindfulness and being yourself.

Written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath

$18.99 incl. GST

3 in stock

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With three playful stories in each volume, this funny, friendship-filled graphic novel series is a must-have for young readers aged 5 to 8 years.

Raymond McGrath has imbued his simple illustrations with bucket-loads of character and humour, while at the same time managing to get a subtle message across.

The Big Little Blue series continues with book #2, RockyBottoms, and book #3, DoubleDippers, is due out April 2024.

About the Kiwi author/illustrator

Raymond McGrath is an award-winning animation director, illustrator, designer and writer who has been working in children’s television and advertising for around 20 years. As well as illustrating books for other authors, such as the award-winning The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! and Susan Brocker’s true-life animal stories, he has written and illustrated several books himself, including That’s What Dragons Do! Raymond lives in rural Auckland with his wife and four children, some cats and a Schnauzer.

Additional information

Dimensions22.9 × 15.3 cm
First published



Paperback edition



Page count


Published by

Scholastic NZ

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