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Polly and the Puffin

Book 1 (Polly and the Puffin)

By Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Other Information: Illustrated throughout
Published In: United Kingdom, 26 February 2015
Meet Polly and her puffin Neil in the debut children's book from Sunday Times bestselling novelist, Jenny Colgan. Illustrated throughout and with recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the irresistible story.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? Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.Contains recipes, activities and jokes in addition to the story.

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*Cross promotion with Jenny's bestselling adult novels *Social media blitz *Cooking competitions reaching Mums and children *Recipes, games and activity sheets *LBKids Club newsletter

About the Author

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels for adults, including Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe and Little Beach Street Bakery. When Neil the puffin from Little Beach Street Bakery caught her readers' attention, Jenny knew she needed a story of his own - and so the idea for Polly and the Puffin was born. Jenny is married with three children and lives in Scotland. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan. Thomas Docherty is an acclaimed author and illustrator of children's picture books including Little Boat, Big Scary Monster, and the Driftwood Ball. The Snatchabook, which was written by his wife Helen, has been shortlisted for several awards in the UK and US and been translated into 17 languages.


Perfect for bedtime stories and young readers just tackling books on their own, this is a quite delightful story which also contains recipes, activities and jokes for added interest. Thomas Docherty's illustrations are found in abundance through the book, adding to the pleasure of reading. * Parents In Touch * Evocative black and white illustrations feature splashes of red for emphasis while the text is made for reading aloud -- though young readers will manage much of it on their own * The Best New Children's Books 2015 * Beautiful storytelling...sure to be a popular series for young readers * Carousel * A gentle, heart-warming tale * The Herald, Glasgow * A great gift for kids of four and above * New Statesman * Such a nice read * * An absolute joy, beautifully written and charmingly illustrated, a delight for children and adults alike * * A sweet tale of a puffin with a broken wing and the little girl who puts him to rights. -- Charlotte Heathcote * Sunday Express * Colgan's emotional intelligence and the charming illustrations by Thomas Docherty make this a great gift * * A classic story about the touching relationship between a girl and her rescued puffin. * Guardian - The Best New Children's Books Summer 2015 *

EAN: 9780349131900
ISBN: 0349131902
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.7 x 0.9 centimetres (0.12 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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