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"Much like her eponymous puffin, Soltis shows her mischievous side in her debut picture book, a playful exploration of unexpected comparisons with twists that will have readers reconsidering the ways in which disparate things can be surprisingly similar. 'What a marvelous creature, one of a kind and amazing,' she writes of the puffin. After discussing how a ladder and a house are nothing like a puffin, the narrator runs into a bit of trouble. 'A newspaper, to be sure, is nothing like a puffin.... A newspaper has pages. It's black and white. But wait — a puffin is black and white, too! What are the chances?' This epiphany leads to others (a puffin can swim like a goldfish and dig like a shovel) as Kolar's (Big Kicks) bold, cheerful cartoons show the bird causing lighthearted havoc, tearing the homeowner's newspaper and biting a snake on the tail. What's more, his restrained palette reinforces the similarities Soltis so effectively uncovers, e.g., the house's awning is striped with the same orange, yellow, and blue of the puffin's beak. Delightful, thought-provoking fun. Ages 4 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Sue Soltis is a published poet. About NOTHING LIKE A PUFFIN, her first picture book, she says, "Writing this book was a great exercise in logic. Plus I loved thinking about puffins, with their bright beaks and neat dives. Someday, I hope to see one fly!" Sue Soltis lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of BIG KICKS. He has illustrated many other books for young readers, including ALPHAOOPS! THE DAY Z WENT FIRSTand ALPHAOOPS! H IS FOR HALLOWEEN, both by Alethea Kontis. Bob Kolar lives in Missouri.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763636173
Author:
Soltis, Sue
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Kolar, Bob
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Birds
Subject:
birds;picture book
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.1 x 10.3 x 0.38 in 0.98 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 6

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Product details 40 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763636173 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Much like her eponymous puffin, Soltis shows her mischievous side in her debut picture book, a playful exploration of unexpected comparisons with twists that will have readers reconsidering the ways in which disparate things can be surprisingly similar. 'What a marvelous creature, one of a kind and amazing,' she writes of the puffin. After discussing how a ladder and a house are nothing like a puffin, the narrator runs into a bit of trouble. 'A newspaper, to be sure, is nothing like a puffin.... A newspaper has pages. It's black and white. But wait — a puffin is black and white, too! What are the chances?' This epiphany leads to others (a puffin can swim like a goldfish and dig like a shovel) as Kolar's (Big Kicks) bold, cheerful cartoons show the bird causing lighthearted havoc, tearing the homeowner's newspaper and biting a snake on the tail. What's more, his restrained palette reinforces the similarities Soltis so effectively uncovers, e.g., the house's awning is striped with the same orange, yellow, and blue of the puffin's beak. Delightful, thought-provoking fun. Ages 4 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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