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    • ISBN:9780349131917
    • Publication date:26 Feb 2015
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Polly and the Puffin

Book 1

By Jenny Colgan
Illustrated by Thomas Docherty

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Debut children's book from bestselling adult novelist, Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.

Meet Polly and her puffin Neil in the debut children's book from Sunday Times bestselling novelist, Jenny Colgan. Illustrated throughout and with recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the irresistible story.

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.

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  • ISBN: 9780349131900
  • Publication date: 26 Feb 2015
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
A classic story about the touching relationship between a girl and her rescued puffin. — Guardian - The Best New Children's Books Summer 2015
Colgan's emotional intelligence and the charming illustrations by Thomas Docherty make this a great gift — newstatesman.com
A sweet tale of a puffin with a broken wing and the little girl who puts him to rights. — Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express
An absolute joy, beautifully written and charmingly illustrated, a delight for children and adults alike — hotbrandscoolplaces.com
Such a nice read — mummyfromtheheart.com
A great gift for kids of four and above — New Statesman
A gentle, heart-warming tale — The Herald, Glasgow
Beautiful storytelling...sure to be a popular series for young readers — Carousel
Evocative black and white illustrations feature splashes of red for emphasis while the text is made for reading aloud -- though young readers will manage much of it on their own — The Best New Children's Books 2015
Perfect for bedtime stories and young readers just tackling books on their own, this is a quite delightful story which also contains recipes, activities and jokes for added interest. Thomas Docherty's illustrations are found in abundance through the book, adding to the pleasure of reading. — Parents In Touch
Fantastic, fully-illustrated 'early reader' stories, the Polly and the Penguin books will be pored over again and again by newly confident independent readers. — The School Run
A classic story about the touching relationship between a girl and her rescued puffin.
Colgan's emotional intelligence and the charming illustrations by Thomas Docherty make this a great gift
A sweet tale of a puffin with a broken wing and the little girl who puts him to rights.
An absolute joy, beautifully written and charmingly illustrated, a delight for children and adults alike
Such a nice read
A great gift for kids of four and above
A gentle, heart-warming tale
Beautiful storytelling...sure to be a popular series for young readers
Evocative black and white illustrations feature splashes of red for emphasis while the text is made for reading aloud -- though young readers will manage much of it on their own
Perfect for bedtime stories and young readers just tackling books on their own, this is a quite delightful story which also contains recipes, activities and jokes for added interest. Thomas Docherty's illustrations are found in abundance through the book, adding to the pleasure of reading.
Fantastic, fully-illustrated 'early reader' stories, the Polly and the Penguin books will be pored over again and again by newly confident independent readers.
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