Following on the success of Otto Plantema's first book Around the World for Albatrosses, this book is a comprehensive guide to the breeding grounds of the penguins on Antarctica, The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the Tristan da Cunha Archipelago & South Africa, the French Subantarctic Islands, New Zealand, Australia and the Subantarctic Islands, and South America and the Galápagos.
The book contains first-hand information "how to visit", and descriptions of the 18 penguin species, together with some 300 colour photos and ten maps.
"The traditional approach to a subject like this might be via one of two routes: either a description of the world’s penguin locations or an assessment of each species and the main facts about their lives. But because each penguin species tends to live in just one two areas of the world, the approach taken here is geographical, and it works well. [...] ln each case the species is given ample text and photographic space wherever they appear."
– Keith Betton, British Birds 113, November 2020
"[...] A combination photographic, bird, and travel guide, this is a unique book, magical and pragmatic, personal and factual. It is a self-published book (unlike some self-publishing bird authors, he has so far not created a publishing imprint for his titles), and an excellent example of how this can be done well. [...] Around the World For Penguins: Where to see all the 18 penguin species overlaps some with these titles (two titles in one year on seeing all the penguin species in the world–what are the chances?) but has its own unique niche with its travel and geographic orientation. It’s a wonderful book to peruse if you fantasize about seeing all penguin species but know you’ll get horribly seasick if you try."
– Donna, 10,000 Birds blog