Squirrels in Antarctica​ by Sari Karplus Book Tour, Guest Post & More! {Ends 4/10/24}

Mar 15, 2024

Expect the unexpected with Squirrels in Antarctica!

Book Details:

 Squirrels in Antarctica​ by Sari Karplus
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 34 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Tip Top Story Shop
Release date: Mar 2024
Tour dates: Mar 14 to Apr 3
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

This fantastical book of animals in unusual places will tickle your brain, leading readers of all ages imagining their own silly combos. You’ll see a skiing seal in Switzerland, a pufferfish piloting an airplane, a sloth who runs a marathon (but isn’t ever done), and so much more! With fun illustrations and an educational twist, this book encourages readers to embrace their limitless imagination, explore the world, and experience animals big and small in their not-so-natural habitats. Perfect for bedtime reading or as a classroom favorite, Squirrels in Antarctica sparks boundless imagination. So, come along on this epic journey and “Let your thoughts fly limitless like snails on shooting stars.” Is it a book? Is it a word game? Can it be both?!

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Review By LAWonder10:

Squirrels in Antarctica is a humorous, well-rhymed story of outrageous, make-believe, fantastical pairings.

It encourages children to use their imagination to concoct absurd combining of animals and situations or geographical possibilities.

The illustrations by Todd Wilkerson are delightfully colorful and fun.

Although this is a fun story to encourage outrageous ideas and to develop imagination, I felt it went a little too far without clarifying these were unrealistic but fun to occasionally do.

I offer a Four-Stars rating for this book.

This book was gifted to me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Guest Post:

A comic and an actor walk into a project… Stop me if you heard this one before By Sari Karplus.

Fun fact about the team that created Squirrels in Antarctica: we both have IMDb profiles, and we’re not afraid to use them. In other words, we both also work in the film and television industry. Todd Wilkerson, the illustrator/actor with the “mostest”, has been on a number of commercials and TV shows. He is hilarious, do check him out if you can!

Personally, I have a background in directing and stand-up comedy. One of my beta readers asked if Todd and I met on a filmed project. But ironically, we met the old-fashioned way: I randomly emailed him after admiring his work online. His amazing art was on display on the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) website gallery, and the tone of his illustrations perfectly matched what I had envisioned.

Shortly after we started working together on this project, Todd and I came to realize that we actually live less than 15 minutes from each other! Upon learning of our close proximity, I insisted that all future notes be given via tin can telephone. This threat was never realized, but I cannot confirm or deny that I am stockpiling string and cans.

Squirrels in Antarctica is my fourth children’s book, after my three Robotastic! books. It’s the second book Wilkerson has illustrated. This is our first project working together. Who knows, maybe we’ll get to work together again… I’ll text him via tin can telephone and let you know what he says.

Meet the Author:

Sari Karplus got her storytelling start as a comedian and filmmaker in Los Angeles. But when an improvised bedtime story to her three young children inspired her first kids’ book, she officially joined the ranks of the book-writing world. Sari loves to create stories with fun journeys and teachable moments… with a healthy side of humor. Sari has written all 3 books of the Robotastic! series. “Sari” rhymes with “Mary.” Sari loves rhyming.

Connect with Author: website ~ instagram 

The Tour Schedule :

Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
​Mar 14 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / giveaway
Mar 14 – Faith And Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 15 – @enjoyingbooksagain – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 18 – Bizwings Book Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 19 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Mar 19 – Kim’s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 20 – FUONLYKNEW – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 20 – Books With a Chance – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 21 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Mar 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 22 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review
Mar 25 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Mar 26 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review
Mar 26 – Country Mamas With Kids – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 27 – Diane’s Book Journal – book spotlight
Mar 27 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Mar 28 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Mar 28 – My Reading Getaway – book review / giveaway
Mar 29 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Mar 29 – @regallywritten – book review
Apr 1 – Leanne Bookstagram – book review
Apr 2 mamof9 – book review
Apr 2 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Apr 3 – RebeccaReviewedIt – book review / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

 Win a signed copy of Sari Karplus’s Squirrels in Antarctica (one winner) (USA only) (ends April 10)

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