Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on A Penguin's Quest, a beautiful children's picture book with an entertaining and educational story from author Scott McDermott and illustrator Christine Anderson.
"A beautifully illustrated and appealing animal tale that underscores defying odds and helping others." ~Kirkus Reviews
Print length: 40 pages
Hardcover: From $17.59
Take a journey with Ingrid the penguin as she ventures from her home in Antarctica in search of a mythic place where it’s said a penguin can learn to fly.
Ingrid the penguin is on the verge of a discovery that could rock the penguin world. On the advice of some seriously lost pigeons, the little penguin sets out to accomplish something never imagined before for a penguin. Along the way we meet some surprising and colorful characters, making this a truly engaging adventure about chasing a dream.
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Praise for A Penguin's Quest
"An uncommon, spirited picture book in which an unconventional penguin’s daring decisions inspire her friends." ~Foreword Reviews (read the full review)
"All about believing and the determination to follow a dream no matter how difficult it might appear. This story will enthrall young readers of all ages." ~Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review
"McDermott’s engaging story features commendable instances of following a passion, learning from new friends, and embracing rewarding challenges. Anderson’s lovely illustrations offer realistic renderings that emphasize unusual textures, shades, and tones." ~Kirkus Reviews (read the full review)
"Entertaining, motivational, and educational...highly recommended for your children." ~Foluso Falaye, Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review
"Intended for children but I purchased this for my son who will be heading out to college in a big city. Very sweet/sentimental for both age groups." ~Amazon 5-Star Review
"Engaging, with deft characterization and low-key humor... Recommended to anyone who knows a curious child—or just likes penguins and enjoys a good story." ~Francis Mont, Readers Favorite 5-Star Review
About the Author and Illustrator
Scott McDermott grew up in Switzerland, backpacked through the American West, and trekked the Himalayas before spending the last 25 years as a commercial photographer and filmmaker in New York City. He has photographed many of the most influential figures in Hollywood, the music industry, business and government, along with directing a feature film and many commercials. Scott recently started writing children’s fiction, inspired by the stories he made up to tell his own children. He is also learning to play bass guitar, primarily to back up his son on lead guitar. Follow Scott on Facebook and Instagram.
Christine Anderson is a senior level illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. She received a BFA in Graphic Design/ Illustration from Drake University and has worked in commercial design for more than twenty years. Though she had a successful career as a muralist and furniture designer, she longed for her drawing board. She decided to refocus and get back to her true love, illustrating, with children’s books being part of her journey. To Christine, art is a creative process that is ever changing, growing, and without end.