The Puffin Problem by Lori DoodyThe Puffin Problem by Lori Doody

The Puffin Problem

byLori DoodyIllustratorLori Doody

Paperback | July 14, 2017

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A follow-up to Lori Doody's utterly charming picture book Capelin Weather, The Puffin Problem poses the delightfully silly and improbable question: "What would happen if St. John's, Newfoundland was over-run by a parliament of puffins?"

With quiet wit and whimsy, Doody depicts the difficulties that arise when Newfoundland and Labrador's official bird heads for the bright city lights. Puffins keep popping up everywhere: they are underfoot and overhead; they tie up traffic and are bad for business. It isn't pretty, but it is pretty funny.

Such a peculiar problem calls for an imaginative solution. It takes a smart, small person to come up with the just the trick to send those pesky puffins packing back out to sea.

Young readers will have great fun finding all the puffins hiding in Doody's lovely illustrations. Older readers will enjoy how the illustrations also play with the province's already playful language. The book includes some fun and interesting puffin facts as well.

With something for readers of every age on every page, The Puffin Problem is sure to be a family favourite.

Lori Doody was born in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1976. She majored in printmaking at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and graduated in 1998. Since then she has worked at: a Japanese paper store, the artist-run centre St. Michael's Printshop, and a commercial gallery. Her primary art practise has been in printmaking, especially etching; i...
Title:The Puffin ProblemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2017Publisher:Running the GoatLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192791714X

ISBN - 13:9781927917145


Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute story, weird ending Funny and educational book about puffins. Illustrations were hit and miss, but overall, nice little story. Didn't like the ending though!
Date published: 2017-12-17