We have a school delay this morning due to the wind chill, -8 in these parts of Ohio. It’s a great morning for a nice cup of hot chocolate (or coffee) and to cuddle up and read a fun winter books with the kids. Periwinkle’s Journey is a new book we’ve added to our library about a Penguin in Australia.
About the Book:
Periwinkle has lived her whole life in Australia, surrounded by other blue penguins just like her. However, when she gets an invitation to her cousin Crystal’s birthday party in Antarctica, she realizes she looks different than the rest of her black-and-white cousins. With some encouragement from her mother, who tells her “it’s what’s inside that matters”, Periwinkle sets out on an adventure to Antarctica to meet the rest of her family and learns to appreciate what makes her unique along the way.
Children will want to cuddle up with the adorable animals depicted in Spafford’s full-color illustrations, from penguins to koalas to albatrosses to whales, as they read this entertaining and educational tale. Young readers will learn about the 17 types of penguins, illustrated by Periwinkle’s numerous cousins, as well as discover fun facts such as their inability to fly, penchant for rock collecting, and variety of habitats from Australia to Antarctica to the Galápagos (but not the North Pole, where the polar bears live!). Periwinkle makes many new friends on her journey to the South Pole, and along the way discovers the depths of her own bravery as well as the important truth that what makes us different also makes us special.
About the Author:
Judy Petersen-Fleming is an author and social entrepreneur who has shared the wonderment of exotic animals with people around the world for more than 30 years. While Judy has worked with a vast array of fascinating animals over the years, she has a particular fondness for penguins. Over time, she has become aware of the many misconceptions that exist about these comical birds, and it is her passion for educating kids that led to her commitment to develop Suzy’s World with Suzy Spafford. Judy and her husband, Bill, live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win a Periwinkle’s Journey prize package! The prize pack includes a SIGNED copy (by both author and illustrator) of Periwinkle’s Journey, and an official, copyrighted Periwinkle pendant that is perfect for necklaces or charm bracelets (ARV $40) Open for entry in the Continental US, 18 years and older from 12/15/16 thru 12/31/2016 at 11:59pm ET. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. Hosts & participating bloggers are not responsible for fulfilling prize obligations from sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers. No purchase necessary.