Skye the Puffling: A Baby Puffin's Adventure

By Lynne Rickards, Jon Mitchell (Illus)

Synopsis

Skye, a cheeky baby puffin, finds herself on an unexpected adventure in Scotland's Firth of Forth. This sequel to the best-selling Harris the Hero is written in Lynne Rickards' signature humorous rhyme with adorable watercolour illustrations.

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Review

'A nicely told adventure story for children up to the age of four or five.' -- BBC Wildlife Magazine 'The rhyming text works well and carries the story along at the right pace. It would be particularly suitable for reading aloud. I am particularly fond of the area of Scotland surrounding the Bass Rock and thought that Jon Mitchell's watercolour illustrations really did it justice, but it is in his portrayal of Scottish sea life that these delightful illustrations really stand out. I particularly liked the attention to detail given to gannets, and Skye is just adorable!' --School Library Association 'This is a sweet picture book, especially for children who love puffins and birds.' --Youth Services Book Review

Author Biography

Lynne Rickards was born in Canada and now lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She grew up reading Dr Seuss books and as a result she loves writing in rhyme. Her picture book Pink! was nominated for a Royal Mail Book Award. She is the author of two other Picture Kelpies: Lewis Clowns Around and Harris the Hero. Jon Mitchell graduated with a BA Hons in Graphic Design from Wolverhampton Polytechnic. He worked as an architectural illustrator before joing Ragdoll Productions, where he illustrated TV characters such as the Teletubbies and Rosie and Jim. Jon has been working as a freelance illustrator for the last fifteen years and has illustrated numerous children's books including Flat Stanley. He lives in Evesham, Worcestershire, England.