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Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: "Baby Penguins Love Their Mama!" by Melissa Guion

Posted Jan 13 2014 12:02am
Susan Heim on Parenting is pleased to be the first stop on the book tour for the new children’s book, Baby Penguins Love Their Mama! by Melissa Guion. Read on to learn more about this book, along with my thoughts on it, and enter to win your own autographed hardcover copy!

About this book:
Baby penguins have a lot to learn. And who better to teach them than their mama? On Mondays, there are swimming lessons. Sliding is on Tuesdays. And, of course, waddling is on Wednesdays. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Someday, Mama’s little penguins will know how to do everything she can … and maybe do it all better. Then what will Mama do?

The heartwarming answer comes in Melissa Guion’s adorable companion to Baby Penguins Everywhere!, illustrating the lengths a mother will go in order to teach her children … and the love they offer in return.

My thoughts:
There’s only one word to describe this book: ADORABLE! It turns out that mama penguins are just like human mommies … busy, busy, busy! There are lots of things to teach, and Mama is exhausted by week’s end and needs a nap! If you’re a mother, you’ll want to call up Mama Penguin and commiserate with her about her crazy parenting schedule. And reading this book with your children is a wonderful way of making them aware of all of the things you do for them, as well as starting a discussion about all the fun ways you can learn together! It’s all about family, whether you are a person or a penguin, and mommies help shape little ones into the grown-ups they will soon be. Guion’s illustrations and simple text are precious, and your child will ask you to read this book over and over again!

About the author:
Melissa Guion's first picture book, Baby Penguins Everywhere!, was selected for The Original Art 2012, an exhibition of the year's best illustrated children's books. Melissa swears she could draw baby penguins all day, but she may take a hiatus to do a book about her daughter's guinea pigs. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit her website:

Be sure to follow the adorable mama and baby penguins on Melissa Guion’s blog tour!

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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! (Prize shown above.) This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only and will end at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, January 27, 2014. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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