Nothing Like a Puffin

Nothing Like a Puffin

By Sue Soltis; Bob Kolar (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763636173, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2011


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 the Author

Alethea Kontis is a first-time children's book author who works for a book distributor. She lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of several books, including DO YOU WANT TO PLAY? and RACER DOGS. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Praise For Nothing Like a Puffin

Several essential facts about puffins emerge from this engaging, cheerful and astonishingly simple taxonomic exercise, filled with humor and a dynamic conversational style both visual and textual...What makes two things alike and what makes them different-what, indeed, confers individuality and the quality of being uniquely amazing-is exuberantly celebrated in a puffin-affectionate package.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)