Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis

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There's nothing like this book! Bold, charming artwork enlivens a fun and clever game of compare-and-contrast for curious kids and puffin lovers alike.

A puffin is an amazing creature. It's completely unique and one-of-akind. A ladder is nothing like a puffin. A house is nothing like a puffin. A newspaper is nothing like a puffin. . . . But wait! Who would have guessed? Could these things be more alike than you think? Young children will love following this mischievous puffin in an entertaining exercise in creative classification-- and are guaranteed to start looking at everyday things in a whole new way.
 

About Sue Soltis

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Sue Soltis is a published poet. About NOTHING LIKE A PUFFIN, her first picture book, she says, "Writing this book was a great exercise in logic. Plus I loved thinking about puffins, with their bright beaks and neat dives. Someday, I hope to see one fly!" Sue Soltis lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of BIG KICKS. He has illustrated many other books for young readers, including ALPHAOOPS! THE DAY Z WENT FIRSTand ALPHAOOPS! H IS FOR HALLOWEEN, both by Alethea Kontis. Bob Kolar lives in Missouri.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Soltis’ relaxed, forthright words and sentences build a momentum of anticipation and discovery—first an initial and then repeated assertion that there is “nothing like a puffin,” followed by a series of comparative observations in which it turns out that a particular animal or item actually is in...

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Much like her eponymous puffin, Soltis shows her mischievous side in her debut picture book, a playful exploration of unexpected comparisons with twists that will have readers reconsidering the ways in which disparate things can be surprisingly similar.

Jul 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Nothing Like a Puffin

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Children who love penguins or anyone looking for books about individuality.

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