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.
by Stephanie M. Ward
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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.
This looks so cute! I’d bet my nephew and nieces would love this book. Thank you for the giveaway!
I hope they do, and you are welcome!
This is so cute! I love the art
Seriously, this looks adorable!
Right. In his little hat and all.
Tyler H Jolley
I really enjoy your “Nana’s corner” theme! And thanks for the giveaway!
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.
I like those big turles!
Looks like an adorable book 🙂
It is thanks Dee and good luck!
Sharon - Obsession with Books
This sounds so sweet Kimba! I love that you read with your grand-daughter.
Sharon – Obsession with Books
I have to pass my love of reading on to her *winks*
Braine Talk Supe
What a tricky tongue twister!
The penguin illustration is too cute!
This was adorable Braine 🙂
Thanks for the post. I always love to hear what “Nonna” has to say!!
Melissa (Books and Things)
SO cute! Plus this looks like it would be a great gift for a child.
It would make a great gift..and hey we are half way to Christmas!
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. 🙂
Awe, well I wanted a way to share my love of reading with my grand-baby and this works perfectly.
I love books like this where you learn something but it’s cute too. 🙂
I do too Candace. Good luck!
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.
Oh yes, it would work for them.
Aww, penguins! Who doesn’t love penguins? So cute!
Ahh, looks like a super cute kids book. 🙂
Yes, it was adorable
Adorable! This looks like such a cute read.
It was and I like that it teaches too.
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.
I love Penguins and agree this had lessons and fun
That penguin is so darn cute! I just want to snuggle his little face:)
Exactly, and that hat..too cute!
This looks so adorable and something both my kids would enjoy!
Sweet, good luck Grace 🙂
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) 🙂
Awe, that is a wonderful idea..or give it to your daughter as a hint!
Oh how cute!!
Right..Penguins are so adorable 🙂
What a cutie 🙂
Right..I just want to squeeze him
Naawwww! Penguins! So freaking adorable! 🙂
Rigggggggggggght..I just want to hug him and squeeze him!!
Seems like a great read! I should check it out! 🙂
It is perfect to share with little ones!
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! 🙂
It was adorable Rashika!
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!
Good luck Lindy, either way I hope you and your daughter get to meet Wally
Oh this one looks so sweet!
It was and I love when books combine learning and fun!