Friday, 15 April 2016

Polly and the Puffin by Jenny Colgan

Polly and the PuffinPolly and the Puffin by Jenny Colgan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

Jenny Colgan is well known for adult women's chick lit, when I realised she had written children's books I couldn't wait to give this ago.

This is a wonderful sweet story about a little girl, who finds a puffin which is injured. She takes it upon herself to try and save it. Taking it to the vet, feeding it and teaching it things, one day Neil (the puffin) has recovered and is ready to leave.

This is great story that shows the relationship between an animal and a child, one that teaches children to respect animals in the wild, and to care for them. Although some animals such as the puffin can never be a pet, the child can develop a friendship with it.

There are great illustrations in the story, the text is easy to follow and would be good for a young reader to read independently. Towards the end of the book, there are different fun sections, recipes, jokes and activities that children would also enjoy.

I am looking forward to the next in the series, I would also like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

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