Jun 26, 2015

Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin w/ Giveaway Package

A review copy was provided

by Stephanie M. Ward
illustrated by Vanessa Landin

Wally is an Emperor Penguin from Antarctica who isn't exactly like the other penguins. Wally is always cold and dreams of life on a tropical island. When Wally learns about a place that is always sunny and warm, he sets sail for the Galapagos Islands and discovers an amazing world of tap-dancing crabs, racing hundred-year-old tortoises and diving birds with bright blue feet. With clever rhyming text and brilliant, colorful illustrations, children will love visiting the Galapagos Islands with Wally and his memorable friends.

My Review
What a DARLING book!
Not only is it fun to read, but you learn along the way.

Adorable pictures will capture any audience and the story has a little humor to it too :)

I highly recommend this book!
Perfect to read to a child-- or to have an older child read it to you!
A book the whole family will love!

The author has graciously offered a
GIVEAWAY for my followers :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author
Stephanie has been writing in various forms for the last 20 years. After traveling around the world for a year, visiting all seven continents and over 30 countries, Stephanie decided to focus on writing stories for children about amazing places around the world. Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin, A Galapagos Islands Story is her first children’s book.

Stephanie has worked in public relations and marketing for Fortune 100 companies in the U.S. and France. In addition, she has written travel articles for various outlets and was a contributor to the book Tana’s Habitat: The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Affording and Styling Your First Place. Due to ever-present wanderlust, Stephanie has lived in San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Paris. Currently, she and her family are based in Sydney, Australia.

About the Illustrator
Vanessa is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her creative work on Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin has brought the animal characters from both Ecuador and Antarctica to life in a distinctly modern, yet warm and thoughtful way.

Her vast skills as an artist have contributed to many projects for PROECUADOR, POLIGRÁFICA C.A. and Enjoy Media Group. For more information and samples of Vanessa’s broad range of designs and illustrations, visit http://www.elance.com and view her portfolio of work.


  1. Thanks so much Shauna for the lovely review and giveaway post. I'm so thrilled to be featured on your site as I've always been impressed with the depth of information you include on each and every review. You truly give a unique insight to the books, authors and illustrators you highlight.

    Thanks again for having Wally on I Love to Read and Review Books. And GOOD LUCK to everyone entering the contest!

    1. Thank you Stephanie-- your kinds words mean a lot to me!
      Your book truly is ADORABLE! SO LOVED IT!
      Please let me know when your next book is ready to review :)



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