On the Horizon – loading penguin hugs (Jacqueline Chen)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this comic eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

loading penguin hugs: heartwarming comics from chibird (Jacqueline Chen)

Title: loading penguin hugs

Author: Jacqueline Chen

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publication Date: November 13, 2018! (hardback)

ISBN: 978-1449494582

Source: NetGalley

I be feeling a bit under the weather and was having trouble figuring out what to read next when I saw “Where do you turn to when you need a pick-me-up on a bad day?”  That was exactly how I was feeling and so I clicked on it.  These comics were instant gratification and immediately made me smile.  Just what I needed.

This collection of comics is short at 88 pages but I have read it three times (so far).  The author’s illustrations are just so cute and feature animals, people, and small pep talks.  I am not sure how many of them have been previously featured on her website but I loved them.  One of me favourites was an updated version of this:

click on pic to go to website

And another truth:

click on pic to go to website

Who doesn’t want icecreams, puppies, sunshine, and BOOKS !?!  If that means taking a lot of forward steps to get them . . . Count Me In!  So if, like me, ye need to add a bit of pep to yer days then pick up these 88 reasons.  Ye can pre-order now.  Don’t worry I will also remind the crew closer to publication day if ye currently be short of gold.  I just know that I am glad I found this author to brighten me windy and stormy nights.  Arrr!

So lastly . . .

Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing!

Goodread’s website has this to say about the novel:

To visit the author’s website go to:

Jacqueline Chen – Author

To buy the novel go to:

loading penguin hugs – Book

To add to Goodreads go to:

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14 thoughts on “On the Horizon – loading penguin hugs (Jacqueline Chen)

  1. THANK YOU. I just immediately downloaded this book from NetGalley. Why? Because Chibird is my FAVORITE online comic. Chen’s comics are so uplifting. Are you familiar with her gifs? I send them to my friends all the time. They are wonderful. And this book sounds wonderful! Sadly, it is a protected PDF, meaning at some point I won’t get to read it any longer… but then I’ll just buy my own copy, I think. 😉

    Great review!!

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    1. I adored this one! I didn’t know her work either. The comics are so uplifting and cute. I now subscribe to her new posts. I was sad that it is protected and will expire but I do really understand why. Glad ye could get a copy!
      x The Captain

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