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)
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:
And another truth:
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:
Where do you turn to when you need a pick-me-up on a bad day? Loading Penguin Hugs is here to add a big boost of positivity to your life. The book is loaded with Jacqueline Chen’s motivational Chibird comics and illustrations. Every page offers cute and creative perspectives on topics, such as self-esteem, mental health, and getting through tough times.
Loading Penguin Hugs combines adorable illustrations with wholesome messages to cheer you on. Expressions like “You are not a failure. You are still growing!” provide encouragement and promote healthy mindsets. Chen’s chubby penguins, hedgehogs, Chibirds, and friends of all shapes put a smile on anyone’s face, and they’ve already made millions smile on Instagram, Tumblr, and GIPHY.
Loading Penguin Hugs is full of brand-new Chibird comics alongside popular favorites. The book comes with two bonus pages of cute exclusive stickers, and the cover features a special silver foil detail!
This inspiring book is perfect for new and old Chibird fans. Chen and her animal friends are ready to brighten anyone’s day, one comic at a time.
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