Nonna’s Corner: Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin by Stephanie M. Ward

July 15th, 2015 Kimberly Review 51 Comments

15th Jul

Nonna's Corner

Welcome to Nonna’s Corner. Today I am sharing Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin written by Stephanie M. Ward  and illustrated by Vanessa Landin . Grab a cup of coffee and check out my thoughts on this adorable read. Wally will have your little ones smiling as they learn about the Galapagos Islands.



Nonna’s Corner: Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin by Stephanie M. Ward
Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin
by Stephanie M. Ward
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 24
Source: Author
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
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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!

First I must confess I adore penguins and was delighted to have the opportunity to review Wally the Warm-Weathered Penguin and share it with you. Ward has created a book your children will adore from it’s colorful pages to the easy to read rhyming verse. She mixes fun into Wally’s story as she teaches us about the Galapagos Islands and some of its inhabitants.

The Galapgos Islands were just as he’d thought,
The sun brightly shining,the weather quite hot.
He threw off his scarf, his boots and his hat, And jumped straight in he ocean with a SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLAT!”

My granddaughter loved the verse and smiled at all of the pictures. I love that this book will grow with her. In the back of the book are fascinating fun facts about Wally and the animals he makes friends with on Galapagos Island. The author includes colorful maps. This is a book teachers would appreciate having in their classrooms.

Inside Wally Book

About Stephanie M. Ward

Stephanie M. Ward is the author of the children’s book, Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin. Stephanie has been writing in various forms over the last 20 years. She was a contributor to Tana’s Habitat: The Ultimate Guide to Finding and Affording Your First Place and has written articles for a number of travel blogs. Stephanie’s wanderlust finally got the best of her and she spent a year traveling across all seven continents. It was then that she decided to focus on writing stories for children about amazing places around the world.

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About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw and Howler. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Find @kimbacaffeinate on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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51 Responses to “Nonna’s Corner: Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin by Stephanie M. Ward”

  1. Jessie

    This looks so cute! I’d bet my nephew and nieces would love this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Gotta take care of my grandbaby. I am slowly filling her bookshelf and teaching her to love reading. I love being able to share my finds with everyone.

  2. Kathy

    You should know that you are going to be my go-to person for recommendations whenever I have my first grandchild. I used to love reading children’s books and tween books but haven’t done so in a lot of years. I’ve lost touch with how they convey so much in a fun story. I’m love that you do Nonna’s Corner. 🙂

  3. Heidi

    This looks like fun, I think my kids would like it. Risa is entering first grade and really moving along with her reading. This would be good for her.

  4. Katherine

    This looks absolutely adorable and a fun way to learn a little more about the earth. Plus penguins are just great. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one! It looks like a fun bedtime book.

  5. Debbie Haupt

    Kim, what a cute cute book. If I win it I will donate it to my local library as I’m not as fortunate as you (my daughter only gave me a grand-cat) 🙂

  6. Rashika

    That sounds SO adorable! I feel like I would definitely love reading this picture book. I mean penguins and the Galapagos islands! What else could I want?

    Thanks for sharing, Kimba! 🙂

  7. Lindy

    I love penguins too, and so does my daughter! I can tell that this is a book that she would really love from the colorful illustrations to the rhyming verse. I love that it has fun facts too 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing Kim!