Book Review: Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin by Stephanie M. Ward

20894190Title: Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin
Author: Stephanie M. Ward
Paperback Edition Details
Paperback: 24 pages
Publication Date: November 9, 2014

About the Book:

Wally is an Emperor Penguin from Antarctica who isn’t exactly like the other penguins. Wally is always cold. So, he takes a journey to the Galapagos Islands in search of warm weather and discovers an amazing world of tap-dancing crabs, racing hundred-year-old tortoises and diving birds with bright blue feet.Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin is a delightful rhyming board book for children aged 1 – 4. Children will love the bright and colorful illustrations of the unique wildlife in the Galapagos Islands while the simple, rhyming text brings these curious animals to life. Come along with Wally and visit this very special place!
Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin is a FINALIST in the 2015 Prize Writer Competition! Vote for Wally as the Favourite Children’s Book!*

My Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
This is a cute story about Wally, an Emperor Penguin from Antarctica. He dreams of warm weather so he heads to the Galapagos Islands where he finds not only warm weather, but animals he’s never seen before.
Wally the Warm Weather Penguin is told with cute rhymes and colorful pictures. I read it to a 5 year old and he really liked the rhymes and the illustrations (especially the map at the end, which surprised me) but he liked the photos of the different animals at the end of the book the most. In fact, I think we spent more time on the photos of the animals than on the rest of the book.
I definitely recommend this book for young children. Not only is it fun to read, but it has colorful pictures and interesting facts at the end.

About the Author:

316tZQqnNyL._UX250_Stephanie M. Ward 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. Currently, she and her family are based in Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit Stephanie M. Ward’s Author Page on Amazon

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin by Stephanie M. Ward

  1. StephMWard February 9, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin on Bound4Escape! I’m so excited to hear that your 5 year old enjoyed the photos in the Fascinating Facts section because my favorite part about writing a children’s book is helping kids discover something new. I hadn’t heard about most of those animals myself until visiting the Galapagos Islands!

    And in case you are interested, I’m posting a craft sheet for making a marine iguana on my site soon. I’ll be sure to follow up with the link as soon as it’s available.

    Warm Wishes,


    • sleepygirl2 February 9, 2015 / 5:54 pm

      The 5 year old was actually visiting…I’m too old for a little one! I will pass the link on to his mom, though, because I think he’d love it!

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      • StephMWard February 10, 2015 / 9:08 pm

        Oh no…that’s what I get for being excited and reading to quickly! Apologies for that, I’ve made sure all my mentions “a” five year old 🙂 Thanks again, Stephanie


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