Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea! by June Foster and Rob Scheer Book Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway! {Ends 2/3/23}

Jan 20, 2023 | 6 comments

Book Details:

Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea! by June Foster and Rob Scheer
Category: Children’s Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Book
Publisher:  Hubble & Hattie
Release date:   August 23, 2022
Tour dates: Jan 9 to Jan 27, 2023
Content Rating: G. The book is designed for children between 3-7 years of age.

Book Description:

Adventurous friends Lulu and Malek make fantastic discoveries, take care of our planet, and meet new friends as they explore the wonders of the world under the sea. With vibrant illustrations and endearing characters, this fun-to-read rhyming book is sure to be a children’s favorite that they will want to read over and over again! Add this fun-filled and inspiring book to your home or class library! It will be enjoyed by children who love adventure, a good laugh, and want to learn more about the sea and conservation.

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Review By LAWonder10:

LuLu and Malek Sail Off to Sea! is a beautifully illustrated, delightful children’s book. The illustrations by Gill Guile are expressive, creative and expertly done. They surely will delight children of all ages.

The story is a fun tale and well-written. However, the rhyming is sometimes “off” and it would have been preferable if it had been written in a non-rhyming fashion.

It is a story encouraging children to appreciate nature and the importance of keeping the environment clean. The characters are very endearing and the Title and Cover image are well-chosen and eye-catching.

I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.

*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.

Guest Post:

Africa’s Gentle Giants By June N. Foster

Giraffes have always held a fairytale fascination for me—a gentle giant, with long elegant necks, patterned coats, and a graceful stride. When choosing characters for our story, Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea, a young giraffe was number one on my list!
When I was 5 years old, my Papa took my little sister and I to the Phoenix Zoo. It was the first time I had ever seen wildlife in person, and I was amazed turning every corner. The highlight was venturing to the African Savanna area where we could feed the giraffes.

We climbed the steps to an observation deck and stood face-to-face with these amazing animals. One gentle giant came close to us, and I looked deep in her big, brown eyes framed in long, full lashes. I remember my papa telling me that their eyes bulge a bit and are positioned on each side of their head so they can keep an eye out for predators. How clever!

I held a small biscuit with leaves, and I stretched out my arm. The first time her long tongue came out, I squealed in delight as she gently lifted the biscuit from my hand. I was thrilled to find this adorable photo of my little sister Molly walking down from the observation deck with my gentle giant in the background!

Since that day, I’ve looked upon them as majestical animals to be cherished and respected. Over the years, I’ve kept track of conservation efforts on our most vulnerable animals, one of which is the giraffe. Sadly, they are in rapid decline. 

In 1980, there were approximately
155,000 individuals. Today, the estimate is 117,000 individuals due to bushmeat poaching, habitat loss, and deforestation. A few years ago, I happened to see a sketch drawn by artist and film producer, Matt
Shapira. The sketch was a young calf with warm and compassionate eyes—it simply melted my heart. I visited his website ( and found that Matt is well-known for painting majestic elephants on walls across the globe to bring awareness to conservation. His mission and impact on animal conservation is inspiring and greatly appreciated. I would love for you to meet him!

Every day, every painting, mural, hand  crafted item, or fashion design has the singular intention of making people consider the need to talk about the protection of Elephants. Our absolute goal
is to make a difference, to protect and save the lives of Elephants. – Matt Shapira

It was important to Rob and I that our story revolved around two endangered animals, and we thought it would be fun to choose two highly unlikely friends, a giraffe and a lion. It’s a beautiful and enlightening experience to have friends and family with diverse cultural backgrounds and races, as it opens up hearts and minds. Rob often encourages others in his social media posts to “Be a Good Human.” When I hear these simple words, similar to Lulu and Malek friendship, I hear the importance and beauty of treating ALL people and ALL living creatures, with deep respect and friendship.
Please share with Rob and me your most favorite animal and why – upload a photo! We would love to see and hear!

Meet the Author:

Just a bit about me. I live in Arizona, but for most of the year, I travel across our beautiful earth as a deckhand and yoga instructor in the yachting industry. I love the serenity of the sea, exploring treasured caves, hiking through lush green forests, immersing myself in different cultures, and meeting new friends. I recently launched an online retail store ( that offers conservation and yachtie inspired designs through my Sea Our Love and Silent Whispers Collections. You can also purchase a Personalized Signed Copy of my books on my online store, or please visit to learn more!

​My co-author, Rob Scheer and I have completed two beautifully illustrated, heartfelt children’s books. Rob is the Founder and CEO of Comfort Cases. Since 2013, Comfort Cases set out on a mission to eliminate the use of trash bags and provide children entering the foster system with brand new essential and comfort items. To date, Comfort Cases has positively impacted over 110,000 children, and has recently opened a chapter in the United Kingdom. For each book purchased of Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea, we will donate one book to Comfort Cases.

Connect with the authors: website ~ twitter ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ instagram ~ goodreads

The Tour Schedule :

Jan 9 –Cover Lover Book Review – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 9 –Liese’s Blog – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 10 –Bizwings Book Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 10 –My Reading Getaway – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 11 –Character Madness and Musing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 11 –icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Jan 12 –Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 12 fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 13– Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / giveaway
Jan 13 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 17 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Jan 17 –Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 18 –Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 18 –Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 –Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 –Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Jan 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 24 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 25 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – @enjoyingbooksagain – book review
Jan 26 – Books With A Chance – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 26 – Lady Hawkeye – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 27 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Jan 27 – Regally Written – book review / giveaway


Giveaway Details:

Win a gift basket containing a signed copy of LULU AND MALEK SAIL OFF TO SEA, a Gund Teddy Bear with yachting clothes & backpack, and other gifts! ($135 value!) (one winner)(USA only) (ends Feb 3)

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  1. Johnny Hutchens

    looking forward to reading this with my granddaughters

  2. Rachael Sutton

    My 4-year-old would love this book, so cute! Thanks for hosting!!

  3. Natalie

    I love the illustrations! The characters are super sweet.

  4. Dreaa Drake

    This sounds like a cute book! My kids would love it!

  5. Shelly Peterson

    Sounds like a great book.

  6. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful review of Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea!, the author’s guest post, bio and the book details. This was an awesome post and I am looking forward to reading this awesome story with my grandchildren

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