There Once Was a Puffin

There Once Was a Puffin

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Boldly colored pictures complement a rollicking story in rhyme about a little puffin whose fondness for fishes (he has them for supper and tea) sets the stage for an unusual friendship.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 187.96 x 205.74 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • DUTTON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0525452915
  • 9780525452911

Review Text

An affectionately illustrated version of the old poem about the lonely puffin who befriended his erstwhile prey, the fishes, so he could have them "for playmates/Instead of for tea" and learned to eat pancakes instead "Like you and like me." Cheerful fullbleed artwork in Easter egg colors on heavy stock makes this sturdy little book a happy find for toddlers and preschoolers. Anyone fond of Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat" is sure to like this one, too. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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47 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 38% (18)
4 34% (16)
3 26% (12)
2 2% (1)
1 0% (0)
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