Book Review + Giveaway: Aqua Paws

Title: Aqua Paws | Author: Patricia Allieri | Illustrator: Stella Maria | Genre: Picture Book | Publisher: Aqua Kids Books | Release Date: April 4, 2023

Book Description: Splish! Splash! MEOW! Most cats hate water, but not Aqua Paws. He loves it! There’s just one problem: he’s terrified of crabs!

Then Aqua Paws finds himself in a sticky situation, and the only one around to help is a crab. Can Aqua Paws push his feelings aside before it’s too late? Full of whimsical sea creatures beautifully illustrated by Stella Maris, Aqua Paws also warns of the dangers of ocean pollution. A story that your child will fall in love with, that helps teach a valuable lesson at the same time.

My Thoughts: Aqua Paws, an adorable cat, loves the ocean, but not the crabs that live in it. When his friend, Purple Beak, a sea turtle, convinces him to go into the water to explore and pick up litter, Aqua Paws jumps right in. Though nervous, Aqua Paws swims around the sea until he sees a huge crab! But that doesn’t stop him from helping to clear the ocean from litter. When his paw gets stuck in plastic, he’s rescued by an unlikely ally.

With adorable illustrations and clever details — like a unicorn floaty and snorkel equipment for cats — this delightful story with a sweet main character will take young readers along on an underwater adventure. Throughout the gentle story, issues about litter in the ocean are sprinkled into the text, reminding readers about the dangers of polluting the seas. Back matter includes advice about how to keep beaches and oceans clear of litter as well as how to respect marine life. Plus, the author has included instructions for a fun craft activity for children to build their own crab. A darling beach read for children this summer!

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Meet the Author:
Patricia writes stories about the ocean, cats, and friendship. With beautiful illustrations and heartfelt characters, she aims to entertain and inspire readers to feel brave, adventurous, and appreciate the environment. Patricia’s memorable characters include Aqua Paws and Purple Beak with many more on the horizon. Her fiction picture book, AQUA PAWS, has subtle hints of pollution in our oceans and children can help by collecting the harmful trash. Patricia lives in Texas with her husband. She treasures time with her two grown daughters and her grand babies Tate (Tater-Tot) and Pierce. Her love of animals, the beach and the environment is undeniable.

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AQUA PAWS Book Tour Giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Apr 4 –@Allthingsbooksandababy – book review
Apr 4– @regallywritten – book review
Apr 5 – My Reading Getaway – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 5 –Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Apr 6 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Apr 6 – @Joannasbookshelf – book review
Apr 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 11 fundinmental book review / giveaway
Apr 11 – FUONLYKNEW – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 12 –@enjoyingbooksagain book review
Apr 12 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – book review / giveaway
Apr 13 – @lovemybooks2020 – book review
Apr 13 –icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Apr 13 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Apr 14 – @londonairylibrary – book review
Apr 17 –Just Another Mother With Books – book review
Apr 18 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Apr 18 – Books With a Chance – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 19 – Kim’s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s – book review / giveaway
Apr 19 – The Phantom Paragrapher book review / giveaway
Apr 20 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Apr 21 –Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 21 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Apr 24 –Sandra’s Book Club – book review / giveaway
Apr 25 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 26 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Apr 26 –RebeccaReviewedIt – book review / giveaway
Apr 27 –Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Apr 28 –Books and Games – book review / author interview 

A sincere thank you to the author and publisher for a review copy of the book read in partnership with iReadBookTours.

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6 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Aqua Paws

  1. The Cybils Awards nominations will open on October 1st of this year. Here is a little more about the Cybils from the website: “At its heart, the Cybils Awards is a group of readers passionate about seeking out and recognizing books that portray diversity, inclusion, and appropriate representation for children and teens. To accomplish that goal, the Cybils Awards works to recognize books written for children and young adults that combine both the highest literary merit and popular appeal.”


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