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Saving the Sun Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

It's great for kids to strive to become heroes who can save the world, but it's also important for them to realize that the world, more often than not, cannot be saved single-handedly. See synergy at work in New Zealand author Emma Pearl's new picture book Saving the Sun. Enter to win a hardcover copy as part of a bookish prize pack!

My Review:

Lyrical narration combined with gorgeous artwork makes Saving the Sun an enchanting and engaging read for those who love adventures in nature and those whose imagination knows no boundary. As a sequel to the author's well-acclaimed Mending the Moon, this book revolves around the same protagonists: Luna and her grandpa Poppa. The cross-generational duo embarks on a rescue mission after the sun sinks into the ocean and loses its flames. Their team keeps growing as they encounter various sea, land and flying animals and enlist their help. Together, will they figure out how to get the sun back to where it belongs?

Painted with vibrant, contrasting colors, the book brings to life a dazzling, dreamy world full of adorable, friendly creatures living in peace and harmony. When a challenge arises to threaten the welfare of the entire community, every member is ready to act, contribute, and cooperate. What happens in the story is suggestive of what we might do in reality to address a global crisis, such as pollution. It inspires young readers, our future leaders, to save the planet through coordinated efforts and creative problem-solving.

Besides the miraculous power of teamwork, the book also highlights the amazingly close bonds between Luna and her grandfather through the way they interact. While providing Luna with guidance and security, Poppa leaves her with ample space for growth, letting her explore and experiment with possible solutions, and gradually turn into a more independent thinker.

Delightful and heartwarming, this makes a terrific book choice for reading together with your little nature and animal lover.

About the Book:

Ages 4+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Pages Street Kids | ISBN-13: 9781645679882

After an especially sweltering day, the ocean sparkles and twinkles so invitingly that instead of slipping beneath the horizon, the sun plunges into the ocean itself.

When the sun sinks and loses its fire, Luna and Poppa’s yearly vacation on Summer Island suddenly goes dark. Luna knows the sun needs their help―the sky looks all wrong, and it’s neither day nor night! But it’s a big job to do all on their own.

To bring back daylight, they must think of creative solutions, seeking help from the local dolphins, monkeys, birds, and more. With the power of teamwork and imagination, can they find a way to return the sun to its rightful place, and set it ablaze once more?

This imaginative tale will enchant readers as Luna, Poppa, and their new friends of the sea, beach, and air rise to the challenge of fixing the sky once more and―literally―save the day.

Purchase links: Amazon | Bookshop | Barnes and Noble

About the Author:

Emma Pearl was excited to continue Luna and Poppa’s adventures from Mending the Moon (Page Street Kids) and thought it only logical the pair would save the sun next. Emma has traveled to over fifty different countries, including many beautiful tropical islands like the one in this story. Her love of storytelling began at a young age, spurred on by her relationship with her great uncle, renowned children’s author Roald Dahl. She now lives in New Zealand with her family and their one-eyed cat, Penelope.

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About the Illustrator:

Sara Ugolotti is a freelance illustrator of many children’s books, including Mending the Moon (Page Street Kids). When she’s not working, she also enjoys photography, travel, and cooking. Sara lives in Reggio Emilia, Italy, with her partner and their French bulldog, Murphy.

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About the Publisher:

Page Street Publishing Co. publishes nearly one hundred and fifty original titles a year and is distributed by Macmillan everywhere except Canada, where Manda does the sales and PGC handles the distribution. Each year we try to help local environmental causes and donate a small portion of our profits to local charity groups, including The Trustees. We use only sustainable paper vendors and print with environmentally friendly, soy-based ink. Page Street Publishing Co. was founded in 2012 and is located just outside of Boston.

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Four lucky winners will each receive a hardcover copy of Saving the Sun and Mending the Moon!

Giveaway ends 10/19. Open to US residents only. Please enter below. Good luck!

Saving the Sun 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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