Skye the Puffling A Baby Puffin's Adventure by Lynne Rickards
  

Skye the Puffling A Baby Puffin's Adventure

Written by Lynne Rickards
Illustrated by Jon Mitchell
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

Skye the Puffling A Baby Puffin's Adventure by Lynne Rickards

One morning Skye, a cheeky baby puffin with an appetite for adventure, sneaks out of her parents' burrow, tumbles off the cliff edge and accidentally lands on a passing gannet's back! Skye's thrilling journey takes her around the Firth of Forth and finds her in a few tricky situations -- a perilous piggy-back ride, an icy dip in the sea and a host of Scottish bird life. Written in Lynne Rickards' signature rhyme, this charming coming-of-age story features dynamic watercolour illustrations of Scottish sealife and a very cute puffling! The adorable sequel to the best-selling Harris the Hero is set in Scotland around the Firth of Forth, the Isle of May, North Berwick and the Bass Rock.

Reviews

'A nicely told adventure story for children up to the age of four or five.'

'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

About the Author

Lynne Rickards

Lynne Rickards was born in Ottawa, Canada but now lives in Glasgow's West End with her family. She first started as an illustrator in her twenties but then decided to go back to University to study French. It wasn't until her forties that she discovered how much she liked writing.

Lynne's children are her main inspiration alongside her editor and agent. Her son is the model for Jack in 'Jack's Bed' because he hates going to bed but loves jumping on it! Lynne is particularly fond also of Jack's spotty leopard with gleaming eyes.

She describes herself as warm, open and fun!

To relax Lynne enjoys reading, making plasticine creatures with her daughter and snuggling with her son to watch Pingu.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Lynne Rickards
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Author's Website

www.lynnerickards.co.uk/

Publisher

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books

Publication date

17th March 2016

ISBN

9781782502555

Publisher Profile

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books is an imprint of Kelpies

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Kelpies Books celebrate quality children’s books with brilliant authors, engaging stories and a Scottish twist! They create books that capture children’s imaginations at all ages. Under 6s will have loads of fun with Kelpies picture books, 9 to 12-year-olds will be whisked away by Kelpies and young teens will be gripped by KelpiesTeen novels.

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