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Nothing Like a Puffin
by Sue Soltis and Bob Kolar


Overview - There's nothing like this book Bold, charming artwork enlivens a fun and clever game of compare-and-contrast for curious kids and puffin lovers alike.

A puffin is an amazing creature. It's completely unique and one-of-akind. A ladder is nothing like a puffin.  Read more...


 
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More About Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis; Bob Kolar
 
 
 
Overview
There's nothing like this book Bold, charming artwork enlivens a fun and clever game of compare-and-contrast for curious kids and puffin lovers alike.

A puffin is an amazing creature. It's completely unique and one-of-akind. A ladder is nothing like a puffin. A house is nothing like a puffin. A newspaper is nothing like a puffin. . . . But wait Who would have guessed? Could these things be more alike than you think? Young children will love following this mischievous puffin in an entertaining exercise in creative classification-- and are guaranteed to start looking at everyday things in a whole new way.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763636173
  • ISBN-10: 0763636177
  • Publisher: Candlewick Pr
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-UP
  • Dimensions: 0.25 x 9.75 x 9.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Birds
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-07-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

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.)

 
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