Wednesday 22 March 2023

Call The Puffins! written by Cath Howe, illustrated by Ella Okstad, reviewed by Pippa Goodhart

Muffin the puffin is nervous about her first day on the island of Egg where she will be tested to see if she's fast and clever enough to train for the famous search and rescue team. She's nervous because she's worried that her turned up feet ends will stop her from being as good at it all as she wants to be.

She needn't have worried. Even though she does one part of the test more slowly than others, it was for a good reason. She'd stopped to check on a mystery egg to see if all was well with it. That actually proves her to have just the right instincts for the job.

And the job soon begins when a baby puffin is lost in a storm ... and it is Muffin and her very tall friend Tiny, who make the rescue, working together.

A charming story for those ready for their first chapter books. Nine short and active chapters, all enlivened by Ella Okstad's lovely illustrations. A story to develop empathy (Muffin and Tiny both worry about being different), an exciting and satisfying adventure, and the promise of more stories to come. Just right.   

1 comment:

Penny Dolan said...

I hadn't heard about this new chapter book, Pippa, but it sounds a real delight.

Thank you for bringing Cath's Puffins to ABBA.