“Periwinkle’s Journey” by Judy Petersen-Fleming and illustrated by Suzy Spafford.
My 10 year old daughter LOVES penguins. The moment she saw “Periwinkle’s Journey” she could wait to read it.
Periwinkle is a blue penguin that has only ever be around other blue penguins. Then one day she’s invited to visit her cousin where she finds out she’s different from the rest of her family that are black and white. On her journey to visit her family she learns more about how each of her family members are different but very special. She also learned it’s ok to not be like everyone else. That’s she’s special the way she is.
We loved this story. It’s inspiring to love ourselves and to love others even when they’re different than us. It also taught us to be brave when facing the unknown. You never know what fun adventure you’ll be on.
I also loved the illustrations. They’re so cute. I love the front cover of the dust jacket too, it has texture to it. My daughter loved the one page with a list of different penguins. Plus we both loved the inside covers that talks all about little blue penguins and other penguins.
This book is perfect for a chilly day inside or even on a hot day during the summer.
“It’s not how you look on the outside, it’s what’s inside that matters.”
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