A Viking who loves stew and kittens is terrified of the sea, until he meets someone who might change all that. Stig's story is a fantastic example of facing your fears for the ones we love. The kittens are especially a great support system. An adorable love story!
— Lindsay A.
In this laugh-out-loud picture book, a Viking falls in love and must face the only thing in his way of attaining it: his fear of the sea.
Stig is your quintessential Viking guy. He loves fresh air, stew, and adorable kittens . . . but he hates the sea. Ingrid is your quintessential Viking gal. She loves all of the above and the sea. What happens when Stig sees Ingrid? Of course, he falls head over heels. But there is one significant problem that stands in their way: the sea.
Will Stig find a way to overcome his fears and woo the bold and beautiful Ingrid? Only if he uses his Viking ingenuity . . . and a few kittens.
About the Author
Doug Cenko lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and daughter. He grew up in Indiana and one of his first jobs was at a comic book shop . . . where he spent most of the money he made. Since then, he has worked at design agencies, an animation studio, and a live special-effects company. His most recent claim to fame was reading his book My Papa is a Princess to thousands of fans at Dodger Stadium. For more information about him and his books, please visit http://dugduggoose.com
"As heartwarming as it is funny . . . viewers will love this book as much as Stig loves Ingrid." --BCCB Review
"A funny and pure tale proving that love conquers all." --Kirkus Reviews
"This tender Viking tale of love at first sight packs in adorable kittens and equally adorable sea monsters." --Booklist
"Cenko’s polished digital illustrations are cinematic in their storytelling, working hand in hand with the narrative’s smooth pacing." --Publishers Weekly
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