Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Children's Book - Periwinkle’s Journey by Judy Petersen-Fleming and Suzy Spafford (Prize Pack Giveaway Ends 12/30/16) #sponsored

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This winter, Suzy Spafford, creator and illustrator of the beloved Suzy’s Zoo, joins forces with author Judy Petersen-Fleming, expanding her menagerie to include penguins in the fun children's book Periwinkle’s Journey.

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.

Periwinkle's Journey is the first book in an entirely new series of endearing characters from Suzy's World. Featuring the work of beloved illustrator Suzy Spafford, creator of Suzy's Zoo, and author Judy Petersen-Fleming, these books and characters are dedicated to educating kids in a fun and whimsical way about animals in the wild, inspiring all of us to care more about the animal kingdom and the natural world we share.

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.

Periwinkle's Journey (Blue Sneaker Press; $16.99; ISBN: 978-1-943198-03-0; Ages 4-8; 48 pages) can be purchased at major book retailers nationwide in addition to Amazon and also here as well.

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.

About the Illustrator: Suzy Spafford is the creator and illustrator of Suzy’s Zoo. Her artwork first appeared as greeting cards in 1968, and over the years, her characters have appeared on a wide variety of products in over 23 countries. In addition to her work with Suzy’s World, Suzy is working on a new animated television series, Adventures in Duckport, featuring the central characters from Suzy’s Zoo. Suzy and her husband, Ray Lidstrom, have four adult children and four grandchildren between them. Suzy and Ray live in an old arts-and-crafts house in San Diego, California, where Suzy continues to illustrate her whimsical characters.

This book is absolutely adorable and perfect for this time of year as a holiday gift with the wintery weather. Kids will definitely fall in love with Periwinkle - I know my nieces did!

Enter now for your chance to win a special Periwinkle gift set!

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 (please note that giveaway includes pendant and not bracelet or necklace as shown in the photo above). Prize is valued at $51.98.

Giveaway Ends 12/30/16 - Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below!

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  1. At this moment we are reading the Peppa the Pig books and Thomas the Train.

  2. Recently, my nieces have been liking a couple of books with the Frozen characters. :)

  3. She loves the berenstein bears books.

  4. We love to read the shortened disney stories!

  5. My son loves to read 'goodnight goodnight construction site'

  6. He has a book of kid stories I bought him years ago and he still loves them.

  7. Probably Charlotte's Web.