Here’s the blurb:
Polly heard a CRASH downstairs. Was it a monster? NO! Was it a spider alien? NO!
It was a little puffin with a broken wing…
When Polly discovers an injured puffin, she and her mummy look after him in their cottage by the sea.
Slowly, Neil’s wing heals and Polly must prepare herself to say goodbye to her new friend. Will she ever see him again?.
Let’s get straight into it… I love this little book. It is so cute. When it arrived from Little Brown, it came with a sweet little cuddly puffin (whose name is Neil and he now sits on my desk.) For people who are not familiar with Jenny’s previous novels, Neil the Puffin first appeared in the Little Beach Street bakery series.
With it being a children’s book (I definitely don’t fit into the age range of its target audience,) I didn’t know whether I was going to like it but it’s so sweet and adorable.
The book is about 96 pages long and is so beautifully illustrated by Thomas Docherty. I loved the orange and black colour scheme.
It is perfect for a child’s bedtime story. It’s a charming story about friendship and it also teaches children that animals should be cared for. I also loved the fact that there were recipes, jokes and activities at the back of the book (all centred around the Puffin theme of course.)
This is a perfect book for children up to the age of about seven (in my opinion.) A lovely, gorgeous book and I hope there are more to come.
(Polly and The Puffin is published by Little Brown and was released on 26th February 2015. Thank you to the publisher for sending a review copy. The book is available in paperback and electronically. Click to view on Amazon UK.)
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