Saturday, January 18, 2014

Kid Konnection: Baby Penguins Love Their Mama & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a precious picture book about penguins and their moms.

Summary: When you're a mama penguin with lots (and lots) of little ones to take care of, the days can melt together in a blur. Monday: swimming lessons. Tuesday: sliding. Wednesday: waddling. And on and on. Mama loves her babies so much. Do they know, she wonders, just how much?

As it turns out, they do--because they love her just as much! And to show it, they surprise her with a thoughtful gesture of their own on Sunday.

In her companion to Baby Penguins Everywhere! Melissa Guion offers another adorable book for sharing between mother and child. A perfect Valentine's Day, Mother's Day—or any day—gift for the person who is always there for us. -- Philomel

Oh my goodness! BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA! by Melissa Guion is positively adorable! Mama penguin is kept busy taking care of her baby penguins. Every day, they do an activity -- some more fun than others; and mama penguin can finally rest on Sunday. She does a fine job preparing her babies to be good adult penguins, but she wonders what will happen when her babies won't need her anymore. Thankfully, the baby penguins remind her that she will always have a role as their mother!

I adored BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA. It's a cute book with sweet illustrations and is perfect for even the littlest of listeners. There are only a few words per page and the story moves quickly. There is even some humor thrown in. However, it's the sweet ending that really touched my heart. What mother doesn't love the message that she's appreciated?

I truly can't recommend BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA enough. It's a winner for parents and children alike, and it's the perfect gift for Valentine's Day (which is right around the corner) or Mother's Day.

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing a review copy of this book.

Giveaway alert: One lucky winner will receive a deliciously-scented mama and baby penguin goat's milk soap (for preening practice, of course!) and a signed copy of BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA.  (U.S. addresses only.) To enter, just fill out the form below before January 25th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. Good luck!

Make sure you check out the other stops on the tour:

Monday, Jan 13 Susan Heim on Parenting
Tues, Jan 14 The Children's Book Review
Wed, Jan 15 Once Upon a Story
Thurs, Jan 16 Kid Lit Frenzy
Fri, Jan 17 Momma Drama

Mon, Jan 205 Minutes for Books
Tues, Jan 21 Just a Little Creativity
Wed, Jan 22 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Thurs, Jan 23 Geo Librarian
Fri, Jan 24 As They Grow Up
Sat, Jan 25 Obsessive Mommy

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


Laura Fabiani said...

I just love the topic of this book, of course! I can't imagine what my life would be like without all the things I do with my kids.

Beth F said...

Aww way too cute.

Melissa Guion said...

Hi Julie, and thanks for the lovely review! I wish I had a big ice heart tied up in a bow to give you.

bermudaonion said...

My nieces would have a fit if they saw that book - they love penguins! Thanks for the giveaway - I entered for my great niece.