Publishers Weekly reviews Akpa’s Journey, written by and illustrated by.
“With winter on the horizon, the chick begins an incredible journey with his father—swimming for days until his flying feathers develop and he can at last launch himself aloft. Along the way, encounters with other marine creatures are played for full anthropomorphized effect as they offer advice for the journey (‘Just keep your pointy end headed in the right direction,’ says a friendly narwhal). McLeod’s thick brushstrokes render a sea of deep blues and green, creating a vibrant backdrop for the carefully drawn murres.”
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