Illustration of a white bird with a yellow bill standing in green grass and looking at a red and yellow book on a white background with an outer yellow edge with pinkish-red text
Petunia is a children’s book, written and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin (1904 – 1980). The book was published in 1950 and the character of Petunia the goose, went on to appear in sequels such as Petunia, Beware and Petunia’s Treasure. Duvoisin also created another series featuring Veronica the hippopotamus. In 1948, Duvoisin was awarded the Association for Library Service to Children’s Caldecott Medal for illustrating White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt.