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Alba and The Ocean Cleanup- A Beautiful Picture Book for Earth Day and Every Day!

Alba and The Ocean Cleanup- A Beautiful Picture Book for Earth Day and Every Day!

As you have probably guessed by now, my family and I have a *slight* obsession with the ocean and the beach. We spend as much time as possible there. We swim, play, build sandcastles, kayak, and sadly, we clean up a lot of trash. Alba […]

4 Beautiful New Picture Books for Spring!

4 Beautiful New Picture Books for Spring!

Springtime is here in Florida! Hopefully, it is on its way where you live as well!! I have 4 absolutely beautiful books to share with you that will make perfect additions to your springtime reading! My friends at Sleeping Bear Press sent these my way […]

Penguin Sets Sail- A Beautiful Wordless Picture Book

Penguin Sets Sail- A Beautiful Wordless Picture Book

There is something so magical about a wordless picture book. Being able to pore over the pages of the book with my kiddos and each share what is happening is just awesome. I was recently sent a copy of a beautiful new wordless book called Penguin Sets Sail by Jessica Linn Evans… and it is so charming! I can’t wait to share it with you!

Penguin Sets Sail

Penguin Sets Sail is the story of a little penguin who dreams of a life as a sea captain. He wears the sweetest little paper sailors hat and desperately wants to experience life on the sea. All of the other penguins are so wrapped up with thinking about fish that they don’t pay any attention to him! So, penguin decides he will fix up a little boat and he will set sail on the open ocean in search of friends and treasures!

On his journey he meets some new friends and has some adventures…but he realizes that the ocean can be a big and scary place! It makes him realize that he misses home and really wants to go back!

Our Thoughts…

Oh my goodness…we just loved this book. We are a family of penguin lovers so he won our hearts over from the very beginning. We absolutely adored the gorgeous illustrations. They are so bright and vivid. As a family of ocean lovers, we adored all of the gorgeous blues and aquas used throughout the pages.

We loved the themes of friendship, adventure, and home. Author/Illustrator Jessica Linn Evans creates a beautiful story through her gorgeous illustrations and use of thought bubbles throughout the pages. We absolutely fell in love with little penguin and loved following his journey!

The kids and I loved chatting about the story as we explored the pages. Wordless books are great for conversation starters and sharing ideas, aren’t they?

For More Information

If you would like to purchase your own copy of Penguin Sets Sail you can click here!

Penguin Sets Sail is published by Cannonball Books and Rainstorm Publishing!

For more information about author/illustrator Jessica Linn Evans, you can check out her website by clicking here!

Thank you so much, Jessica, for sending us a signed copy for review! It was such a hit and I can’t wait to share it with my nephew when he visits this summer!

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Ring in the New Year with Freedom Soup!

Ring in the New Year with Freedom Soup!

Can you believe we are just days away from ringing in the New Year? I say it every year, but I honestly can’t believe another year has gone by! I have a gorgeous new book to share with you that would make a perfect read […]


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