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"Squirrels in Antarctica" by Sari Karplus - A Whimsical Adventure Through Imagination

Join us on a whimsical adventure through imagination with "Squirrels in Antarctica" by Sari Karplus. This virtual book tour is sponsored by iRead Book Tours. Sari has also provided a fun guest post titled "Are squirrels the new 'it' animal?" and is giving away a signed copy of her book. Additionally, you can find my book review below.

Book Tour Squirrels in Antarctica


Are squirrels the new “it” animal? 

By Sari Karplus

While being the titular creatures, squirrels are, in fact, just one of the 30+ animal characters found within the pages of this book. Each page introduces a new animal in a new wacky place, no two combinations are the same! Since squirrels are found on every continent except Antarctica, they seemed the perfect animal to represent this concept.

Through fun and entertaining illustrations, the reader is taught a delightful game, which can be played almost anywhere at any time. Will you find a porcupine in Paris, or a blobfish in Spain? Would a turtle tap dancing in outer space be unexpected? The more surprising the combination, the better!

Readers are encouraged to play along and think of an animal in a place one normally wouldn’t find them. For example, a narwal in New York, or a skiing seal in Switzerland. We start with some simple combinations, and the book gets more imaginative as you go. 

After reading Squirrels in Antarctica, the reader will walk away thinking of their own silly combinations of animals and places. It’s a great activity to do with friends and family of all ages. More importantly, this book sets out to spark creativity. This sort of exercise in imagination will help readers practice the key ingredients of problem-solving and invention. Innovation relies on using your imagination to combine familiar things in new and unexpected ways.

The best part about the Squirrels in Antarctica game is that there’s no winner or loser. Playing is simply brainstorming. So if you’re feeling squirrely, grab a friend and start making up combos!

Thank you Sari for this fun guest post! Your book is so adorable. My son and I loved reading it and combining our own silly combinations.


My Review


Prepare for a journey beyond the bounds of ordinary imagination with "Squirrels in Antarctica" by Sari Karplus. This delightful book is a treasure trove of whimsy, featuring a delightful array of animals finding themselves in the most unexpected of places.

From skiing seals in Switzerland to pufferfish piloting airplanes, each page is a riot of imagination and humor. Karplus effortlessly weaves together fantastical scenarios with witty text, creating a narrative that is as entertaining as it is educational.

What truly sets this book apart is the charming illustrations that accompany each quirky scenario. The artwork is vibrant, playful, and bursting with personality, making it impossible not to be drawn into the whimsical world of "Squirrels in Antarctica."

But beyond the laughs and giggles, there's a subtle message woven throughout the pages - the power of imagination. Through the lens of these fantastical animal encounters, Karplus encourages readers of all ages to embrace their creativity, explore new horizons, and see the world with fresh eyes.

Whether enjoyed as a bedtime story or a classroom favorite, "Squirrels in Antarctica" is a book that sparks boundless imagination. Its clever wordplay and imaginative scenarios will leave readers of all ages dreaming up their whimsical adventures.

In summary, "Squirrels in Antarctica" is not just a book; it's a journey into the limitless realms of the imagination. So grab a copy, let your thoughts soar like snails on shooting stars, and embark on an epic adventure you won't soon forget.


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Thank you for including "Squirrels in Antarctica" on your blog! 🐿️ 🌐💻 Your review was insightful and oh so delightful. 😊

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