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4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes it's the simplest way of explaining things that count!, 30 April 2012
This review is from: Puffin Peter (Hardcover)
Alison: [...]

This is a heart warming story of two puffins called Peter and Paul who are separated by a terrible storm. Peter finds a big blue whale who wants to help, so Peter describes Paul to him, but he just can't quite seem to get the description right and they find lots of birds but none of them are Paul. Just as Peter is about to give up he spies an island and on it is his friend. So the big blue whale wants to know why didn't Peter tell him that Paul was a Puffin?

The pictures in this book are really colourful with lots of detail that really adds to the story. This makes it easy to discuss the story with little one's when you are reading to them. The theme of friendship is strong throughout as Peter travels the seas in search of his friend. He describes his friend in detail to the big blue whale but they still aren't successful in finding him, the issue could however have been solved by saying that Paul was a puffin in the first place. This is an effective way of showing a preschooler that sometimes it's the simplest way of explaining things that count.

This isn't my favourite of the Greenaway books but I'll still be borrowing this when shadowing is finished to read to my preschooler.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mistaken identity, 3 Aug 2011
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This review is from: Puffin Peter (Hardcover)
The stunning cover really caught my eye. Matt yellow with a shiny and wonderfully coloured shiny penguin on the front - I just wanted to run my fingers over him! It is the story of Peter and Paul and what happens when Peter gets lost. Peter meets a friendly whale who tries to help. In a simple story of mistaken identity he finds that parrots are not right, nor toucans, nor penguins...but eventually .... The illustrations are stunning and make effective use of collage.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pictures complement the text well, 9 May 2012
This review is from: Puffin Peter (Hardcover)
Simple, bright, colourful illustrations perfectly compliment this simple story of two puffins, separated by a storm. Peter has to find his way back with the help of a whale, but each time the whale thinks he's found Peter's friend Peter adds a bit more to the description and of course at the end the whale says "why didn't you say another puffin like you". Shortlisted for the 2012 Greenaway award, this would win my vote, as the text and pictures go hand in hand, and the quirky pictures are something different.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful story, 27 Dec 2011
This review is from: Puffin Peter (Hardcover)
This is a lovely story with wonderful drawings and very cute. The pictures are amazing and it is a happy and moving story with a happy ending.
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