Puffling Patrol

By Bookends

“I’m always a sucker for books about rescued wildlife but even the most indifferent of hearts will be charmed by Puffling Patrol (Lee & Low 2012), the latest from the award-winning Lewins…Betsy and Ted Lewin traveled to Iceland to witness the Puffling Patrol and to learn about the lives of these enchanting birds. Traveling on patrol with 8-year old twins, Erna and Dani, the Lewins share the experience with young readers using beautiful two-page watercolor illustrations and detailed pen and ink sketches. Some of the little birds can be released the next day but some need to get a little bigger and stronger. Visits to the breeding burrows with researchers and to the Natural History Museum add background information on the birds and end pages provide Atlantic Puffin Facts, a Glossary and Pronunciation Guide and information on the puffin’s habitat, endangered status and other resources.”

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