Follow precious Little Puffin through his first year of life as his parents protect and prepare him for life on his own. From the safety of the little chick’s nest to his clumsy attempts at flight, Van Zyle’s paintings depict Little Puffin’s adventures through a variety of perspectives, from close-up portraits to sweeping action scenes. Jonathan London’s lyrical prose imparts a reverence for wildlife, endearing the puffin chickSea Parrot, Underwater Acrobat, Clown of the Oceanto the reader and creating a suspenseful read-aloud.
|Publisher:||Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Jonathan London has written more than one hundred picture books for children, many of them about wildlife. He has sold more than 1.5 million books and is known in particular for his “Froggy” series. He lives with his family in northern California. www.jonathan-london.net
Jon Van Zyle’s art has garnered him numerous honors. His prints, posters, and lithographs are prized by collectors. He lives in Eagle River, Alaska. www.jonvanzyle.com
Read an Excerpt
For six weeks, Mother and Father Puffin take turns feeding Little Puffin.
But sometimes he’s impatient.
He waits and waits at the mouth of the burrow,
flapping his scrawny wings.
At last, when his wing feathers have finally all grown in . . .
It is time!