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.