Monday, January 13, 2014

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

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: http://www.melissaguion.com/

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

Monday, Jan 13: Susan Heim on Parenting
Tuesday, Jan 14: The Children’s Book Review
Wednesday, Jan 15: Once Upon a Story
Thursday, Jan 16: Kid Lit Frenzy
Friday, Jan 17: Momma Drama
Saturday, Jan 18: Booking Mama
Monday, Jan 20: 5 Minutes for Books
Tuesday, Jan 21: Just a Little Creativity
Wednesday, Jan 22: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Thursday, Jan 23: Geo Librarian
Friday, Jan 24: As They Grow Up
Saturday, Jan 25: Obsessive Mommy



GIVEAWAY


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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102 comments:

  1. We love to scrapbook together.

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  2. one thing is we love the zoo!

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  3. My 3 year old son and I like to do puzzles

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  4. My grand daughter and I love to bead together, making bracelets.

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  5. Susan, thank you so much for having me over to your blog today, and thank you for the fabulous review. What a great way to start the week!

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  6. My grandchildren and I love to make crafts together!

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  7. We love to dance together.

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  8. My son and I love to cook together! He grabs a kitchen chair so he can reach the counter and is so eager to learn.

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  9. We love to play trains!

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  10. My sister is having my first niece/nephew and I'm excited to go hiking and share my love of nature.

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  11. my 3 children and I enjoy baking together

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  12. We love to bake together!

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  13. We love to snuggle and watch movies together.

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  14. wE LOVE TO PLAY pICTIONARY AND OTHER GAMES.

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  15. we like to play mario cart together

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  16. My grandson and I like to read together.

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  17. we like to watch movies together

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  18. We love to go swimming.

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  19. Anonymous7:16 PM

    my nephew loves to color with me.
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  20. We love playing games. Apples to Apples is a favorite

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  21. y daughters and I like to go to dinner and the movies at least once a year

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  22. jenn mcclearn7:21 AM

    This time of year my kids and I love to go sledding in the backyard. We always have hot cocoa when we come back in :)

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  23. Simple, we go swimming together!

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  24. nuronerd10:28 AM

    We would get dressed up in crazy hair, makeup and clothes from the 80's and then go out and see a movie.

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  25. My son loves to read books with me.

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  26. The grandkids love to make Sunkakka..a special cookie we make at the holidays.
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  27. during the summer bike ride and winter we cross country ski

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  28. I love going to new places with my child

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  29. We love to watch movies together.

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  30. We love to eat s'mores by the fire outside.

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  31. Nicole Lancaster8:46 PM

    My kids and I love to play board games together.

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  32. My children and I enjoy reading and playing games together.

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  33. My kids and I love to hike together , and read.

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  34. My children love to cuddle & read together.

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  35. Alona Y5:34 PM

    We love to take walks around the neighborhood together.

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  36. We love to read together!

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  37. we love to play board games together!

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  38. My granddaughter and I love to read together - she has memorized a lot of the lines from some of her favorite books

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  39. We love reading, playing games and making crafts together!

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  40. I like reading my grandson little story books, and playing with his toy's on the floor with him.

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  41. I love reading my grandson a good night story before tucking him in. :)

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  42. We like to walk in nature!

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  43. we love doing crafts!

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  44. We love to play outside :)

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  45. Well, we love to read together of course!

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  46. we like to watch movies, go sailing, and snorkeling.

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  47. We like to go on nature walks and collect rocks and flowers.
    Susan Chester

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  48. The one thing that I love to do with my grandchildren is to look for fossils. We have a lot of fossils here and they can even be found in the rock siding on our house. We also love to read and I enjoy reading to them every chance I get.

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  49. andie1:53 PM

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    My kids and I do so many activities together, my daughter esp. loves scrapbooking and putting together our photos and other memorabilia.

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  50. My daughter and I love to build with Legos and play 20 questions together.

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  51. We love to take walks around the neighborhood together.

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  52. my son and i used to love playing card games

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  53. We love reading together! We do it every night before bed!

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  54. I love taking my kids to the park!

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  55. We love to play cards.

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  56. I haven't yet had my little one, but I can't wait to take her to the park and library!

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  57. We love going to the movies and baking together.

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  58. Our Nieces come for a weekend visit about every six weeks. We love to spend the weekend doing crafts, baking and watching movies. We usually do at least two different crafts. We love to make cookies and cupcakes together. We also watch family friendly movies together. Thank you for another super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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  59. Shauntea Crutcher10:51 PM

    My children and I like to play video games together.

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  60. we love to "cook" together they help with scooping and mixing and they also help with the clean up. Sometimes it takes a long time to actually make something but they are getting familiar with the kitchen and ideas of healthy eating and are excited to try new foods because they helped make it.

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  61. I love to color and play board games with my niece.

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  62. My grandkids and I love to read and watch kids movies. I think I enjoy it as much as they do.

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  63. We love playing board games.

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  64. We love to cook and play games

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  65. My daughter and I do crafts.

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  66. We love playing and shopping!!!

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  67. My daughter and I love to go to the park and play soccer together.

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  68. We love going to the park together.

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  69. we love watching a nice movie

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  70. Love to watch cartoons and play!!!^_^

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  71. Besides reading, my nephew and I like to play hide-n-seek!

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  72. We love making cookies together.

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  73. We like going out to eat together.

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  74. My daughter loves to garden with me.

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  75. We love sledding this time of year!

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  76. We love going on walks together.

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  77. My kids and I love to go bowling together.

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  78. I have my first three nieces and nephews arriving next month/this summer. Cannot wait to partake in all of these mentioned activities with them!

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  79. we love to draw together and play outside. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

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  80. we love to build legos together

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  81. we love going to the beach or the movies!

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  82. We love playing board games :)

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  83. we like to play board games and card games together!

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  84. my grand daughters and I love to bake or make crafts together

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  85. My granddaughter and I love to do scrapbooking together.

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  86. We love to go bowling and play laser tag.

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  87. My Grandkids and I have always love looking for Sea Shells on the Sea shore.....

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  88. Geocaching! If you don't know what it is look it up! You wont be sorry!

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  89. We love to color and draw together. My daughter is so creative! Thanks so much for the chances to win!
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  90. We love to cook together as well as go for bike rides. Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

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  91. We watch Toy Story 3 on rainy days, I love snuggling up with my little angel.

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  92. My grandson and I love to read together, he loves books!
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