Polly and the Puffin: The New Friend

Polly and the Puffin: The New Friend : Book 3

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The third children's book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.

Polly and her puffin friend, Neil, have wonderful adventures by the sea.

But now the time has come for Polly to go to the place she calls 'Big School'. It might be fun, it might be exciting, and it's definitely a little bit scary.

Making new friends can be harder than it sounds . . . join Polly on her quest and find out if there might be a new feathered friend for Neil too!

Ideal for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains lots of fun recipes and activities in addition to the story.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 130 x 178 x 9mm | 138g
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated throughout
  • 1510200908
  • 9781510200906
  • 233,826

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Any indpendently minded child who doesn't like to follow the crowd, will love this book. Every page is illustrated with gorgeous, black, grey and orange pictures, which capture daily life in a coastal school perfectly. A treat for the 6 or 7-year old child who is crossing the bridge to independent reading, or as a quick read aloud in the KS1 classroom when discussing friendship issues. * The English Association * A lovely story about friendship and about going to school. * The Carousel * A gentle, heart-warming tale * The Herald, Glasgow * A great gift for kids of four and above * New Statesman * Such a nice read * mummyfromtheheart.com * An absolute joy, beautifully written and charmingly illustrated, a delight for children and adults alike * hotbrandscoolplaces.com * 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 * newstatesman.com * With lovely two-tone illustrations, this is ideal for bedtime stories and early readers; not surprisingly, it also includes some delicious recipes! * Parents In Touch *
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About Jenny Colgan

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.
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Rating details

19 ratings
4.36 out of 5 stars
5 47% (9)
4 42% (8)
3 11% (2)
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