The Land Puffin
by Lori Doody
* Ages: 4-7
* Grade Level: PS-2
* Paperback: 32 pages
* Publisher: Nimbus Publising Limited; Illustrated edition
* Pub. Date: May 11, 2021
* Language: English
Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You
Pete the parrot is a very unique bird. He isn't comfortable being a domestic parrot in a cage doing the things that normal parrots do. He dreams daily of becoming a rugged puffin. The dream becomes a reality as Pete leaves town and heads for the coast to live. Will Pete fit in there?
The circus of puffins greet him warmly and offer him fish, which he dislikes. They invite Pete to swim with them in the ocean, which he declines and they offer silence when Pete wants to have a friendly chat. Oh my, this isn't what he anticipated. He feels that perhaps he is not created to be a puffin after all.
This is a wonderful story about exploring your aspirations even though they may not work out for you. Pete learns a very valuable life lesson. When all is tried and done the best thing to do is to be yourself.
The illustrations are bright and colourful and highlight the landscape and beauty of Newfoundland. This east coast yarn is perfect for beginning readers to tackle. I recommend this book.
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
Meet the Author/ Illustrator
Lori Doody was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. Since graduating from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, majoring in printmaking, she has worked at a Japanese paper store, the artist-run centre St. Michael's Printshop, and a commercial gallery. Her primary art practise has been in printmaking, especially etching, and in 2005 she was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Her picture books include Capelin Weather, The Puffin Problem, Mallard, Mallard, Moose, and Paint the Town Pink. Lori lives in St. John's with her husband and their two children.
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