Peacock and Sketch by Peterkin, Allan
Allan Peterkin

Peacock and Sketch -- Allan Peterkin

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This fun story about the highs and lows of media stardom is perfect for readers not yet ready for Charlotte's Web.

A gorgeous peacock hatches an escape from the zoo in search of fame, only to realize that it's not all that it's cracked up to be, and that instant stardom can be tough and beauty is more than feathers deep.

Peacock loves to see his friend Sketch, a girl who comes to the zoo and inks drawings of him. But life was lonely when she wasn't around. As a free bird, his adventures attract all the attention he'd always dreamed of, adoring fans, tons of photos, and news headlines. But when he starts to molt, as peacocks do, his tail feathers fall out. His fame evaporates, and Peacock finally comes to appreciate Sketch, who's stayed by his side from the beginning.

This story is a lighthearted exploration of the fleeting nature of social media stardom, and the importance of real-world friendships. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers about how to navigate social media with kids.

Author: Allan Peterkin
Publisher: Magination Press
Published: 01/11/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 9.10h x 9.00w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781433832796
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 12/15/2021 pg. 101
School Library Journal 01/01/2022 pg. 63
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022

About the Author
Dr. Allan Peterkin is a physician and writer. He is a professor of psychiatry and family medicine and head of the Program in Health, Arts, and Humanities at the University of Toronto. Dr. Peterkin is the author
of several children's books, including Chill, The Flyaway Blanket, and The Dream Journal. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator. She earned her MFA in Animation and Digital Arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, and a BA in literature from Stella Maris College. Sandhya has illustrated many children's books, including Ani's Light. She lives in the Bay Area of California. Visit and @SandhyaPrabhat on Facebook and Instagram.