There are 17 species of penguin. Their heights range from the emperor penguin, which is up to 130cm tall, to the little blue penguin found off the coast of Australia that is a mere 30–35cm in height.
Growing up I was the tallest in my year at school, most of the way through primary. It was a source of pride until the day everyone in the school play got to be a flower fairy and I had to be a tree. Funny, but not funny …
Nowadays, height, weight and hairstyles seem to be more important than ever and can even be quite a source of discomfort to children who perhaps don’t want to be seen as different or unusual. Looking at the heights of penguins can help.