Early Book Review: The Angry Little Puffin by Timothy Young


The Angry Little Puffin by Timothy Young is a picturebook that is currently scheduled for release on September 28, 2014. One little puffin at a zoo or aquarium is upset after hearing visitors constantly mistake him for a penguin. He finally reaches his breaking point and goes on a rant about the many differences between the two. that is until a little girl stops him in mid-speech by explaining to her father why puffins are her favorite.

The Angry Little Puffin is a well drawn and fun picturebook. I think the little puffin is absolutely adorable, and most readers (regardless of age) can relate to his upset. we have all had a moment when we felt alone, misunderstood, or unappreciated. The little girl actually seeing the puffin and recognizing his characteristics for the wonders they are turns everything around. The book not only shows children that we all get angry and frustrated, but it also shows how we can help ourselves and others when they reach that breaking point. I think the point that reaching out can be a simple, small thing but can mean everything to the one they are helping.

I loved The Angry Little Puffin and think everyone else will too. children that love nature and animals will love learning about the puffin, and just what makes them different from the penguin. the book can also let readers of all ages know that getting upset is normal, but not only can you calm down but a small effort can go miles in helping lift someone else out of a frustrated funk as well. 

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