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Thursday 21 February 2013

Review: Puffin Peter

Meet Peter and Paul. They are puffin friends, living on a happy, noisy, rocky island.

One day, while out diving, a storm brews, and Peter becomes hopeless lost at sea.

A kindly whale happens along and promises to help Peter find Paul, but the whale needs a description. What does Paul look like?
'Funny and noisy,' says Peter. And so the whale takes Peter to an island filled with squawking parrots.

Hmm. Not Paul. His feathers are black and white.

So the kindly whale takes Peter to meet some penguins.

Hmm. Again, not Paul. How on earth will he ever find his dearest friend?

This is a simple lost-and-found story with its strengths lying in the stunning artwork Horacek does so well. Striking imagery of birds and ocean and islands are a real treat for little eyes, and the dramatic plot and happy ending will make for lovely bedtime reading.

Title: Puffin Peter
Author/Illustrator: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Walker Books, $15.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 March 2012
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781406337761
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book