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Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis
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Nothing Like a Puffin

by Sue Soltis

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So cute, I had to check it out again.

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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
Follow this mischievous puffin through this story and you will begin to look at the world in a new and silly way. In this book of compare and contrast you will learn that everyday things may have more in common that you thought. ( )
  RachelBowers | Jan 19, 2015 |
What a joyful invitation to think and consider. So very well visually connected and presented. The whole concept is to compare very disparate objects, but Kolar makes sure the experience doesn't feel too disjointed. From the painter on the ladder in the endpapers to the ladder up the house, to the man in the window of the house with the newspaper...then later we get a hint of the snake and a hint of the icebergs before the page turns. Plus the limited color palette also ties everything together.

There's lots to explore here. Just because the design is clean doesn't mean this will only appeal to very young children; elementary school kids will appreciate this, too.

It would be even fun in a preschool storytime, especially with a simple category activity afterwards--something where you could match by shapes or by color or by size in different ways. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
Indeed! ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
The simple illustrations featuring, of course, a spirited puffin appealed to me enough to pull this one off the shelves. The premise of the story is that there is absolutely nothing like a puffin. Until, on closer inspection we see that a newspaper is like a puffin, because it is black and white. Or a helicopter because it can fly.

I wanted to like this story more than I did. It's a good idea, but the text just did not flow for me. Not for a home library, but might be considered for part of a classroom collection when teaching compare/contrast. ( )
  novalibrarymom | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763636177, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:16 -0400)

A narrator sets out to prove that there is nothing like a puffin but discovers that many things, including a newspaper and a helicopter, are a little bit like one and that a penguin is very much like a puffin.

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