"Sweet and exciting, this splendidly illustrated story about being brave and working together is perfect for 5+-year-old animal-lovers"
Perfectly-pitched to read with 5+-year-olds, and to satisfy newly-independent readers who are ready to go it alone, Cath Howe’s Call the Puffins! fledges a new series in soaring style as it shares reassuring messages about trying your best and being brave.
Tingling with nerves, Muffin the puffin is about to begin training for the Puffin Rescue Team on Egg island. Inspired by her dad, Muffin knows this will involve learning lots of new things, like listening and helping others, and being brave and fast. After Mum assures Muffin that she and Dad will be proud, no matter what, Muffin and her fellow recruits make the Puffin Promise to rescue eggs and birds without getting in a flap.
Finding new friends and discovering that she’s not the only one with worries helps Muffin settle in, which is just as well, because a REAL EMERGENCY strikes and she and her fellow trainees must deploy much teamwork and bravery.
With gentle themes of working together, and working through worries, Call the Puffins! gets this new series off to a flying start, with Ella Okstad’s energetic illustrations enhancing the rugged wonder of the story world and its characters.