Puffin Peter Paperback – 1 Mar 2012
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This is a heart-warming story of loss and friendship accompanied by Petr Horacek's distinctively striking illustrations. Vibrant and exciting, they will keep a young reader engaged with this inspiring story. Carousel Young readers will enjoy exploring the beautiful spreads depicting wild seascapes and all the exotic birds Paul meets on his journey, before he is eventually reunited with his lost friend. Booktrust
Delightful and witty, this is a simple story of mistaken identity!See all Product Description
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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.
This reminded me of Julia Donaldson's 'Monkey Puzzle'. Each time the whale gets it wrong, Peter gives him another fact about Paul to help him understand what Paul looks like. In their search they travel the world and see various lands and animals.
It's fun to see the whale get it wrong. My son was also concerned for Peter and Paul and their chances of finding each other, he got quite caught up in the story.
This was part of our Bookstart Bear Bag (aged 3), and we were thrilled to discover this book that we had never tried before.
It's a great story, from an author we know, with lovely illustrations and a host of exotic animals to discover. A great toddler read.
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This is a story of a puffin lost at sea who, without question, goes off with a stranger. Not the kind of message I want my kids to trivialisePublished 10 months ago by Emma Blades
... it's pretty much a Puffin version of Julia Donaldson's Monkey Puzzle!
The atmospheric illustrations are beautiful, though.