An east coast yarn about a parrot who wants the rugged life of a puffin...or does he?
Pete was an unusual parrot.
He wanted to be a puffin.
So he decided to leave town, and head for the coast.
When Pete the parrot looks back on his seafaring family history—including his grandmother, Polly Pirate, and his grandfather, Paul Privateer—he decides to leave his cozy city home in search of the rugged puffin life on the coast. The puffins are friendly and welcome Pete with fish—which he doesn't like to eat—and a swim in the ocean—which he doesn't like to do—and they seem to do little more than sit on the rocks all day and night—which doesn't interest him. Worst of all, they don't seem to have much to say. Can Pete really live like a puffin, or is he just too different?
A charming story from the critically acclaimed author-illustrator behind The Puffin Problem and Mallard, Mallard, Moose, featuring folk art–inspired illustrations, The Land Puffin is a good-humoured yarn with a subtle message about the importance of celebrating our differences.
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I had to download this as soon as I saw it! My husband and I took a trip to Iceland, and we got to hang out with a really cool puffin at a museum! The pictures in this book are absolutely adorable, and I'm so glad Pete decided to like himself as he is. I chuckled at the things Pete said, and my kid thought they were hysterical, especially "How's it going?! How's it going?!" I will definitely pick up a copy of this book.
Such a cute book! I loved the things that Pete said! Especially about the “cracker.” The illustrations were so cute too! It’s a lesson on loving yourself how you are.
This was a cute story about finding your place in the world. I liked that Pete liked himself the way he was even when it was hard and he eventually figured out where he'd be happy. A good SEL book for children or just a sweet story to read about birds! Thank you to NetGalley and Nimbus publishing for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.
So many amazing details I loved about this book! The illustrations are gorgeous. The sentence structure is easy for young readers to comprehend. The storyline is beautiful and I particularly loved the underlying message that it's okay to be yourself even if that means you're different from the rest. Great opportunities for counting and colors as well.
Finding your place Parrot Pete had a dream: he wanted to be a puffin and live by the sea. So one day, he decides to leave his home and fly to the sea. There, he meets a circus of puffins. They are very friendly and welcome him to their life. But Pete suddenly notices that life at sea is not quite what he thought it would be... This book is very cute. I loved the colorful and detailed illustrations. The story teaches kids then there is a place for everyone in the world, one just has to find it! A very cute and fun read.
What a wonderful, colourful, light-hearted read! A parrot with big dreams. The beautiful illustrations will captivate young readers. There are just enough words on the page to keep the smallest reader's attention too. This makes for a great story for early, learning to read, readers too. My little nieces loved this one - it will be purchased on publication day: May 11th 2021. Thanks to the publishers, authors, and NetGalley for the e-ARC.
A lovely story with beautiful illustrations. Pete is a Parrot but wants to be by the sea. He joins a circus of puffins but realises that he doesn’t have much in common with them. He then reflects on what he actually does want and finds the perfect solution. A great story for younger children in the classroom with a message of the importance of being yourself, how we all are different but we can get along just like Pete the parrot with his puffin friends. I think this would read well out loud and children would love the parrot speech. I can imagine a few laughs from that part.
I was granted eARC access to The Land Puffin by Lori Doody in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley. The Land Puffin is the story of a parrot (Scarlet Macaw, by the look of it) name Pete who dreams of being a sea parrot, which is what the Atlantic Puffins are called. One day he decides to fly off to the coast, find a flock of puffins, and join them, but seabird life isn't everything he hoped it would be. The story is cute and has a good message about learning to embrace who you are rather than trying to live a fantasy, and it's just plain cute. My only complaint about the story aspect is that Pete is shown in somebody's house at the beginning before he leaves to find puffins, and the book ends with Pete happy to hang out in a lighthouse. Doesn't his human family miss him? That's certainly something that would really bother 5-year-old me. The illustrations are bright and beautiful and very accurately represent St. John's and our beautiful Avalon coast. I've seen other Lori Doody books for sale at places like Posie Row and they're just so perfect! Adorable little stories with beautiful artwork that celebrates the unique beauty and culture of Newfoundland. I'd like to say I'll be recommending this everywhere, but honestly, it'll already be in front of everyone I could recommend it to. This island loves to promote home grown talent! So instead I'll say now that my daughter is 3 and more interested in books of this length, we'll be investing in Lori Doody books for her very soon.
A sweet book for young children. I love that it has few words on each page and lots of beautiful illustrations so as not to overwhelm new or struggling readers.
The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. They're simple and colorful, which will undoubtedly appeal to children. It's an ultimately uplifting story about accepting yourself for who you are. Parents will appreciate the simplicity of the language. Perfect bedtime book!
An absolutely adorable book following Pete, the parrot, as he does what we all do at some time in our lives: he wonders if he's meant for something different, something bigger, something more exotic. Everyone loves puffins, including Pete. He decides to explore the idea of "becoming" a puffin. However, what Pete finds is that he's not cut out for puffin life. Instead of getting discouraged and giving up his dream, he evaluates and discovers there is a happy medium for him. The illustrations are bright and eye-catching, perfect to light up little ones' eyes.
Pete may be an unusual parrot, he may stand out amongst the crowd, he may appear different - but that's what makes Pete the parrot so special. We all have our God given talents. We must find a way to stand out rather than always trying to blend in with others. There's not much in terms of literary words here but plenty to use in terms of one's own imagination and the ability to stay authentically you. This was a quick and enjoyable read that I hope many will enjoy for the cognitive process it provides.
Very beautifully illustrated book for a young child. My 5 year old listened, looked and commented but I don't think he would be as interested in this book if he were any older. There are limited words, short story and the pictures do not have a lot of details, although enough to entertain a youngster. This book was provided by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.This book was provided by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a fun read. Great for all ages. It is funny and has cute illustrations. I recommend this book for children and even adults should get a kick out of it. Light-hearted fun.
This absolutely beautiful picture book is going right into the hands of my adorable baby nephew who loves puffins. Such a great little story.
The land puffin is about Pete the parrot who wanted to be a puffin so badly. One day he flew away and joined a group of puffins. This is a cute story for kids, and also teaches self acceptance as well. The illustrations were bright & colorful and perfect for the story.