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Pirate & Penguin Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

A colorful talking parrot may have been regarded as an integral part of an iconic image of a pirate. That shouldn't rule out the possibility of other animals becoming a pleasant pal to keep on a long, lonesome journey, as shown in Pirate & Penguin by Mike Allegra. Learn more about this new book and enter to win a fun book set from Page Street Kids!

My Review:

Creatively written in authentic pirate lingo, Pirate & Penguin tells a hilarious and engaging story about the unlikely friendship between a grumpy seadog and a good-humored seabird. A playful penguin tumbles onto the deck of a pirate ship, the owner of which mistakes it for the perfect parrot he desparately needs to brighten up his voyage. He tries to make the penguin fit its new role by covering it in pretty paints, training it to sit on his shoulder and teaching it to talk. But when all his efforts turn to no avail, the pirate loses his temper and says something he regrets soon afterwards. Will the penguin take offense and leave him alone for good?

With the lonely pirate as the sole speaker throughout the book, the illustrations play an indispensable role in the storytelling and character development. The comical, lively drawings do a marvelous job of bringing the amiable and adorable animal character to life through the penguin's actions and reactions to the pirate's futile attempts to treat it as a parrot. While the penguin helps its human friend realize what it means to be a good companion, young readers learn about what may make a friendship flourish - acceptance, kindness, forgiveness, sharing and support.

An amusing read for both pirate and penguin lovers, the book would be extra enjoyable for little ones who are eagar to decode the pirate lingo and learn to talk like a real pirate.

About the Book:

Ages 4+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Page Street Kids (2023) | ISBN-13: 9781645677123

What happens when a pirate, hoping for a parrot, stumbles upon a bird of a duller plumage?
Pirate doesn’t know that Penguin is a penguin. But any bird can sit on a shoulder and squawk “shiver me timbers”…right?
Laugh along with Pirate and Penguin in this high seas tale of mistaken identity and find out whether they’ll find friendship before somebody walks the plank.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Bookshop | Barnes and Noble

About the Author:

Mike Allegra sailed into uncharted writing waters to create an all-dialogue story with an unexpected pirate character: a little dotty, well-meaning, and unusually patient (anyone would snap if a penguin trashed their ship and spit out their cracker). He’s written a number of other books for children, including Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles (Page Street Kids) and Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist (Sourcebooks). He also works as an editor and a creative writing teacher.

Visit his website at mikeallegra.com and say, "Ahoy". Follow him on Instagram.

About the Illustrator:

Jenn Harney had a blast creating the art for this story because who doesn’t love pirates and penguins? Together at last! She’s illustrated many other children’s books, including Hornswoggled! (Page Street Kids), and even authored a couple as well. She lives in Ohio with her family and their corgi named Steve.

Visit her online at jkharney.blogspot.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

One grand prize winner will receive a picture book prize pack!

It includes:

  • A hardcover copy of Pirate & Penguin 
  • A hardcover copy of Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles 
  • A hardcover copy of Hornswoggled 
  • Two buttons

Four additional winners will each receive a hardcover copy of Pirate & Penguin!

Giveaway ends 7/19. Open to US only. Please enter below. Good luck!

Pirate & Penguin Book Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Page Street Kids. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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