Snuggle Up With Your Children To Read Periwinkle's Journey

I received the below mentioned book in exchange for this post. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 
Brr. It's getting cold outside here in Indiana! It's the perfect time to snuggle up with my two favorite kids and read some books. We've started reading chapter books with the Booper, but he still loves to read story books and look at the illustrations. He has several favorites that we go back to, however it's so exciting to get add a new book to his favorite's list! Read below to learn more about Periwinkle's Journey and enter for a chance to win the prize package too.
About the Book:
Periwinkle has lived her whole life in Australia, surrounded by other blue penguins just like her. However, when she gets an invitation to her cousin Crystal’s birthday party in Antarctica, she realizes she looks different than the rest of her black-and-white cousins. With some encouragement from her mother, who tells her “it’s what’s inside that matters”, Periwinkle sets out on an adventure to Antarctica to meet the rest of her family and learns to appreciate what makes her unique along the way.
Children will want to cuddle up with the adorable animals depicted in Spafford’s full-color illustrations, from penguins to koalas to albatrosses to whales, as they read this entertaining and educational tale. Young readers will learn about the 17 types of penguins, illustrated by Periwinkle’s numerous cousins, as well as discover fun facts such as their inability to fly, penchant for rock collecting, and variety of habitats from Australia to Antarctica to the Gal├ípagos (but not the North Pole, where the polar bears live!). Periwinkle makes many new friends on her journey to the South Pole, and along the way discovers the depths of her own bravery as well as the important truth that what makes us different also makes us special.
About the Author: 
Judy Petersen-Fleming is an author and social entrepreneur who has shared the wonderment of exotic animals with people around the world for more than 30 years. While Judy has worked with a vast array of fascinating animals over the years, she has a particular fondness for penguins. Over time, she has become aware of the many misconceptions that exist about these comical birds, and it is her passion for educating kids that led to her commitment to develop Suzy’s World with Suzy Spafford. Judy and her husband, Bill, live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About the Illustrator:
Suzy Spafford is the creator and illustrator of Suzy’s Zoo. Her artwork first appeared as greeting cards in 1968, and over the years, her characters have appeared on a wide variety of products in over 23 countries. In addition to her work with Suzy’s World, Suzy is working on a new animated television series, Adventures in Duckport, featuring the central characters from Suzy’s Zoo. Suzy and her husband, Ray Lidstrom, have four adult children and four grandchildren between them. Suzy and Ray live in an old arts-and-crafts house in San Diego, California, where Suzy continues to illustrate her whimsical characters.

Enter the Giveaway! 
One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive the Periwinkle Prize Package! The prize pack includes a SIGNED copy (by both author and illustrator) of Periwinkle’s Journey, and an official, copyrighted Periwinkle pendant that is perfect for necklaces or charm bracelets! Open to readers in the US/CAN, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 12/10-12/21/16 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. The Mommy Island is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Periwinkle's Journey Book


  1. Anything that has to do with playing in snow!Building snowmen and snow angels are the best.

  2. I personally can't wait for spring but everyone else likes to go sledding

  3. I love to go sledding in the winter!

  4. I cuddle up and read in the winter.

  5. I wish if had someone to gift this to, therefore I'm not entering this one.
    Bit, I wanted to say..
    I'm with you..I collect penguins too.. for some odd reason..I live in Florida and not sure how I came to love

  6. Sledding!! Yay!! We FINALLY got snow!!

  7. Mine is staying inside and reading or watching shows on NetFlix

  8. My favorite activities are reading and waiting for spring!! *LOL* kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you! Merry Christmas!

  9. i have put up the tree and then the out side we do not get snow here in mo yet so there nothing to do

  10. I like building snowman with my kids and sledding.

  11. Our favorite wintertime activity is snow Angels then cocoa! This is so adorable thanks for the chance to win.

  12. My favorite winter activity is reading and watching TV in front of the fireplace with a cup of nice hot chocolate.

  13. Planning the garden for spring and starting seedlings is a favorite winter pastime.


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