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Meet the follow-up to the popular Hattie Peck about an egg barren, but loving, hen and her adorably diverse family -
Hattie Peck: The Journey Home by Emma Levey (Sky Pony Press hardcover, also available as an ebook; On Sale: March 7, 2017 | ISBN: 978-1-5107-1390-1 Price: $16.99 | 32 pages | Ages 3–6)
Hattie Peck adores eggs of all kinds. However, she cannot make any of her own. No worries—Hattie has collected eggs from all over the world, hatched them, and raised her blended family of cockatoos, storks, owls, anything from an egg—even reptiles.
But now it’s time. They all need to leave her big loving nest.
So off the flock goes, on their biggest—and saddest—adventure. Even though, in her heart, Hattie knows it’s best.
A poignant story about family and differences, making hard decisions, letting go and inclusion. It’s not all sad, though, due to a nice twist ending as in the first book.
In this adorable follow up to Hattie Peck (Sky Pony Press, March 2016), Hattie Peck: The Journey Home continues the journey of this charming chicken and her sweet blended family. Bright colorful and lively illustrations and lots of information about egg-bearing animals round out the story, making for a wonderful read-aloud bedtime story!
Lucy Loves Sherman by Catherine Bailey; Illustrated by Meg Walters (Sky Pony Press hardcover, also available as an ebook; On Sale: March 21, 2017 | ISBN: 978-1-63450-705-9; Price: $16.99 | 32 pages | Ages 3–6)
That’s the question at the center of this sweet and sassy picture book about Lucy, her shell-y friend Sherman, and the seafood-loving town they inhabit.
Lucy loves Sherman from the moment they meet at Flotsam’s Fish Market. Oh sure, he’s an eighteen-pound, eighty-year-old crustacean, but he’s also polka dotted. And blurble-y. And he smells like the ocean! Unfortunately, Nana is not hooked on the idea of a pet lobster.
Things only get worse when Lucy meets Chef Pierre and discovers that Sherman’s fate is on a plate! She must rescue Sherman, even if it means getting into hot water with all the grownups. So Lucy takes action. But will the efforts of one little girl be enough to save Sherman from the bib and butter?
As humorous as it is inspiring, Lucy Loves Sherman explores an unlikely, yet utterly charming friendship, and the challenge and thrill of finding your voice and being an activist. Adorable illustrations and a captivating story make this a great read-aloud bed time story for little ones!
Additionally, this fun picture book also includes a glossary of terms and information on invertebrates like Sherman to further young readers’ knowledge.
Until next time...