I have another book coming out!
About a pirate!
And a penguin!
It’s titled Pirate & Penguin! (Titles are hard.)
The story is about a penguin who slips off his iceberg onto the poop deck of a passing pirate ship. The captain, perhaps a bit dotty from his many months on the high seas, mistakes the stowaway for a parrot and expects his new companion to govern himself accordingly. Penguin’s well-meaning efforts to talk, perch on Pirate’s shoulder, and keep things ship shape leads to mayhem. In fact, things get so out of hand, someone might end up walking the plank.
Pirate & Penguin was the most fun I’ve ever had writing a picture book.
More importantly, I love the way the book turned out. (No one can do a better job at depicting seafaring chaos quite like illustrator extraordinaire, Jenn Harney.)
Pirate & Penguin has gotten good reviews, too!
“A pirate searching for a parrot and a clumsy penguin collide in this lively tale about friendship…. Inventive pirate speak and bright colors compliment this whimsical story.” — Foreword Reviews
“An amusing romp that will have landlubbers and scurvy sea dogs alike giggling.” — Kirkus
“Although children’s library collections are not lacking in pirate stories, this fresh and funny tale makes its case for inclusion by using a pirate-ship setting to explore the nature of friendship.” — Booklist
And Page Street, my publisher, believes in this book so much, they made up a batch of P&P buttons!
But here’s the best part:
YOU CAN WIN A FREE COPY!
All you gotta do is head over to Kathy Temean’s blog and enter the giveaway.
And who knows? You may just receive a wonderful work of kid lit—a prize at least as valuable as a medium-sized chest of buccaneer booty.
So go. Good luck. I’ll be rooting for you.
39 Replies to “Pirates! Penguins! Prizes!”
Buttons = peak swag!
Thanks, my friend!
And I concur about the buttons. A button shows true publisher commitment!
Will make another great addition to the grandchildren’s library!
I concur! How old are the little ones now?
Youngest is 4, Oldest will be 23 next month.
Why, ALL of them are the right age! You’d better get extra copies! 😉
Do you deliver??
I do indeed. Can I put you down for 15 copies?
Page Street sounds like a primo publisher. Good taste in authors plus button swag. Congrats, once again!
And yes, Page Street is the best publisher I’ve ever worked for. Period.
I’m motivated. *Sounds of typing*
Such a fun premise! And knowing how you write i’m sure it’s even more fun than the synopsis. Many congrats! Off to the other site.
Oh, this book is a hoot ‘n’ a half, Pam!
Can’t wait to get it in my bookshelf along with your other ones.
You, Pam, are awesome.
Are you working on another kid-lit book?
My grandson and I are working on a book about Petey the Squirrel (who has a great role in MOLLY FINDS HER PURR). Now, I just need to execute (well, I mean, follow through). ;–0
Congratulations, Mike! I’m excited about this one, and plan to buy several copies. One will be under the Christmas tree this year when my family comes to visit. My youngest granddaughter will love it! My oldest granddaughter turned 18 today, so not as sure about her. 😁(Though I suspect she will love READING it to her little cousin.) And I know *I* will love it, as the illustrations you’ve shared have already have me grinning, and the concept is wonderful! Wishing you HUGE success, and we can definitely promote it when you do your upcoming #FiveMoreThings post. 😊
Marcia, have I ever mentioned that you are the best person in the history of ever?
Because you ARE!
I think you may have hinted at this before, but I try not to let it go to my head. 😁 The truth is, I just “calls ’em as I sees ’em.” Your capy book won my heart (and my granddaughter’s) and generally, I recognize nice folks–like you–when I meet them. So, I reckon what we’ve got here is a mutual admiration society. 😉
Happy writing, my friend! 😊
And happy writing to you, too, my friend!
(The Five Things post will be arriving shortly, btw.)
Ilikeit. Congratulations on the book release.
Thank you, George!
Congrats! Sounds like a great book, Mike, and the cover is delightful. I’m a big fan of Pirate-speak and friendship. Heading to Kathy’s!
I like pirate-speak, too, but I recently discovered that my pirate voice gives out after about three minutes. How am I going to read this book aloud to kids?!
You’ll have to practice on your family. Pirate speak 24/7
Woohooo! Congrats on your fabulously funny and flip(er)ancy-filled foray! And ooooh, buttons!
Thanks, Jil! (Those buttons are awesome, aren’t they?)
Wonderful news! Sounds adorbs!
It’s more adorable than a piratey penguin!
It sounds delightful!! I will be looking for a copy too! I love anything on the sea – and with seven grandchildren I need all the help I can get!
Thanks so much for the kind words, Cecilia!
And don’t tell anyone, but if you enjoy Pirate and Penguin’s adventures, you can take solace in the fact that there will be a sequel in 2024.
Congrats on the new book Mike!! That is so awesome. I am very proud for you. It seems things are going well for you… ❤
Thanks, Kimber! I’m quite happy with the way this book turned out.
You’re becoming quite the heavy hitter!
You just keep hitting them out of the park and making it look easy at the same time.
I’m happy for you. 😊