Monday, December 10, 2012

Courtney Saves Christmas by Emlyn Chand ~Book Tour & Giveaway~

Courtney is a peppy young penguin who just loves exploring, and is overjoyed when she receives a compass from Santa on Christmas morning. She’s so grateful for the gift, in fact, that she just needs to give Santa a great big hug and say “Thank you!” in person. The only problem is she lives in the South Pole, and Santa is all the way on the other side of the globe!

With the aid of her new compass, Courtney sets off on a journey that takes her almost an entire year. By the time she reaches Santa’s workshop, the elves are in a flurry preparing for the upcoming holiday. Unfortunately, Rudolph is feeling very sick—too sick to guide the sleigh. If Courtney can’t find a way to help, Christmas will be ruined and all the children of the world will be devastated. What’s a little penguin to do?

~My Thoughts~

A really cute story. 
I enjoyed reading it with my daughter who is four.
She thought Courtney is the coolest penguin ever! Of course now she wants a compass for Christmas too so she can visit Santa Claus, guess I have to go shopping....LOL

I think the whole lesson behind the story of telling people "thank you" for the gifts you do receive is brilliant! 
The traveling that Courtney took just to make sure she told Santa "Thank you" was nicely told for the younger readers. 
When Courtney finally reaches Santa it was also nice that the author also included what happens to "good penguins"

A great Christmas read!

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~About the Author~
Emlyn Chand - Author Photo.jpg

Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

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1 comment:

  1. Awww. Love this review, BJ! I hope your little one enjoys her new compass. Happy early holidays!

    Emlyn :-D