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Book details
  • Genre:CHILDREN'S FICTION
  • SubGenre:Animals / Birds
  • Age Range (years):4 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Pages:36
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350922899

Petey the Puffin

Happy At Last

by Vita Maggio and Barbara Marchewka

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Overview
PETEY, an eight-week-old puffin, is having difficulty catching herring for his meals. His tummy continues to growl as he paddles aimlessly in the waters off the coast of Iceland. His Dad and Mom are worried. They devise a plan but it is not an easy fix. This book is an endearing tale about perseverance and the power of parental love and guidance. Children love to repeat the phrase "paddle paddle swish swish" as they follow PETEY, the adorable puffling, on his journey.
Description
PETEY, an eight-week-old puffin, is having difficulty catching herring for his meals. His tummy continues to growl as he paddles aimlessly in the waters off the coast of Iceland. Inspired by the migrating puffin birds of Easter Egg Rock Island in Maine, Iceland's coast and the National Audubon Society Puffin Project, this kindergarten-early elementary aged appropriate picture book captures the imagination of children who hear this story. It is well researched to accurately represent the elements of early puffin life but in a fictional storyline. The authors have read aloud this book to classes of different age groups (ages 4-8) and received rave reviews. Not only is the rhythm and repetition of the story's opening pages engaging, but the twist in the story surprised the young listeners. The children were very attentive to all parts of the story including the ending which is critical. They enjoyed that the parents assisted the baby puffling and the plan they devised, as well as the reward to the little one. It is an excellent book for discussion.
About the author
In 2017 Vita Maggio and Barbara Marchewka visited Iceland where they fell in love with puffins. Shortly after their return they wrote PETEY the PUFFIN...HAPPY AT LAST. Vita has worked in both the public and private sectors. Her career was primarily at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University. One of her op-ed pieces was featured in a radio broadcast. Her interests include travel, photography and fitness. She lives in Clifton, New Jersey