This is what my mum is knitting at the moment. Although it seems a lot of people have the same idea!
Link here to read more ( and to see some very cute snaps)
Still, it seems like fun project. An oversupply of little penguin jumpers in 2011 lead a New Zealand yarn store to make an inspired decision to sell the jumpers on soft toys, to raise funds for a bird charity.
And I'm thinking this could be a good project for a ten year old beginner knitter...
Pattern and details here