Set sail with Penguin in this lovable wordless picture book about friendship, home, and the high seas.
Penguin dreams of being a sea captain, but the other penguins only think about fish. So Penguin sets sail alone in search of friends and treasure galore. However, the ocean is big and dangerous, and Penguin may find himself wishing for home even in the middle of his great adventure.
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What People Are Saying
"The pleasing sequencing in Penguin Sets Sail will have children readily interpreting the pictures, making connections to the story and the characters. This picture book is an excellent choice for any young storyteller or story time listener." -The Children's Book Review
“Penguin Sets Sale is a sweet story of exploration and friendship, of imagination and the hopes of home.” -S. D. Smith, author of The Green Ember Series
“Penguin Sets Sail is a sweet, silent adventure that plays out in a cinematic and almost musical manner. Jessica Linn Evans's lovely watercolor paintings provide a vast, vibrantly colored landscape for the reader’s mind to wander as they help create the story in their mind.” -Joe Sutphin, illustrator of New York Times bestseller Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga
“I’ve always loved penguins, and sea voyages, and I loved this book! A delightfully illustrated wordless story that says a lot with a little: the value of curiosity over complacency, the joy of travel and the friendships we forge along the way; how new experiences enrich and change us, so that when we finally return home we’re not quite the same person (or penguin) we were before we left.” -Eric Fan of the Fan Brothers, authors and illustrators of the award-winning The Night Gardener, Amazon’s best book of the year (2016)
“Penguin Sets Sail is beautifully imagined and wonderfully executed in sprawling scenes, bright and full of joy. A story told without words, the pages invite parents and children to join in the storytelling so that the adventure will be unique to whoever happens to be reading at the time.” -Ethan Nicolle, creator of Axe Cop, Bearmageddon, and Rocket Monster Story Club and editor of The Babylon Bee
Jessica Linn Evans is an author and illustrator who lives in Idaho with her husband, her four delightful children, a bunny, and seven chickens. Penguin Sets Sail is her first wordless picture book. She has also illustrated other books including Solar the Polar, Waiting Through Winter, and Little Mouse Finds a Friend. All her illustrations are rendered with traditional mediums: watercolor, graphite, and ink.
GENRE: Illustrated Wordless Picture Book (PreK+)
AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR: Jessica Linn Evans
HARDBACK PAGE COUNT: 32
BOARD BOOK PAGE COUNT: 28
HARDBACK SIZE: 11x8.25"
BOARD BOOK SIZE: 6.5X8"
HARDBACK ISBN-10: 1628857382
HARDBACK ISBN-13: 9781628857382
BOARD BOOK ISBN-10: 1628857730
BOARD BOOK ISBN-13: 9781628857733
HARDBACK RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2020
BOARD BOOK RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2020
What’s not to love here? The artwork is stellar, and I love that this book is the perfect entry into one of God’s greatest gifts to us: storytelling.
My son LOVES this book, there are no words so we make up a story and each time is a little different. He loves the penguin wearing a hat so much we HAVE to put a hat on his stuffed penguin when we read it. Wonderful book a child can grow with and enhance the story as they grow to capture their attention time and time again. Love the promotion of story telling and imagination!
Great bedtime book!
Great story and illustrations for little ones.
My 3yr old loves to read this story to me!
This is such a sweet and beautiful book. Our sons (ages 6, 4, and 1) all read it often. It’s especially fun for the older ones to “read” to their littlest brother. I’d love to see more from Jessica Linn Evans.
My 2 year old son Malachi loves this book so much. Being a wordless book, the story is a little different each time and i think that is great for the imagination. He can tell us about the book sitting at the dinner table without having the book near us. I think his favorite scene is the racoon gives penguin the compass, he holds his hand out to me like he’s giving me an invisible compass. Great lesson about sharing there. Good job, great book. 👍🏻
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