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Puffling and the Egg

Puffling and the Egg

Written by Gerry Daly and Erika McGann

When Puffling finds a lost egg on Skellig Michael, she sets off to return the egg to its nest!
She travels all over the island searching the owner of this stray egg, meeting lots of new friends along the way ... but who lost this mystery egg? And what kind of baby animal is going to hatch from it?

Awards

Children's Book of the Year (Junior) - 2021

Irish Book Awards - Short-listed

Hardback: €12.99
Hardback: 32 pages
Size:260x215 mm
ISBN: 9781788492485

When Puffling finds a lost egg on Skellig Michael, she sets off on a brand new adventure to return the egg to its nest!

She travels all over the island searching the owner of this stray egg, meeting lots of new friends along the way ... but who lost this mystery egg? And what kind of baby animal is going to hatch from it?

Gerry Daly

GERRY DALY is a children’s author and illustrator living by the beautiful sea in Dublin. He hasn’t seen any whales from his window, but saw many off the coast of West Cork. His previous books include the best-selling Where Are You, Puffling? and Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt, both written by Erika McGann and also published by The O’Brien Press. He loves to paint birds and animals, from the tiniest to the biggest of them all.

Erika McGann

Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of a number of children’s books, including the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Prize 2014, The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. Other books in the series are: The Broken Spell, The Watching Wood and The Midnight Carnival. She is also the author of the ‘Cass and the Bubble Street Gang’ series.

This second lively adventure featuring helpful, cheerful little Puffling sends us on a merry chase over and along Skellig Michael. Full of the rich, diverse wildlife found on this tiny, rocky island, it is very informative, as well as an utter delight for young children. Puffling is a determined little puffin that won’t let anything stop her from doing what has to be done. The story and animated pictures are vivid, full of colour, life, expression and character … They work hand-in-hand to create a tale that demands to be read over and over. You’ll laugh; you’ll gasp; you’ll fall in love with Puffling and her friends. A fantastic picturebook to while away those upcoming long winter nights, dreaming of spring and summer adventures with Puffling. And maybe plan a visit to see the Skelligs, yourself. You never know who you might meet. Inspiring curiosity and imagination about the natural world; it is completely charming, funny and simply wonderful.

Fallen Star Stories

Young fans of the very lovable Puffling will be delighted to see her return. Readers will recall that this determined little bird rarely lets anything stand in her way. One morning when she wakes on Skellig Michael, she finds a lost egg. She is determined to find out who the egg belongs to and return it. So begins a journey that takes her all over the island of Ireland. On her quest she makes lots of new friends, but most exciting of all is guessing just who will hatch out of the egg!

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Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • Download Activity sheets: Colour in a beautiful sunfish. Activity sheet.

  • Download Activity sheets: Colour in a friendly octopus. Activity sheet.

  • Download Activity sheets: Colour in a happy puffin family. Activity sheet.

  • Download Activity sheets: Colour in Puffling and her egg. Activity sheet.

  • Download Activity sheets: Colour in some curious rabbits. Activity sheet

  • Download Activity sheets: Help puggling get to the egg! Maze and colouring activity sheet.

  • Download Activity sheets: Join the dots to see the cormorant. Activity sheet.

Also by Gerry Daly:

Where Are You, Puffling?
Cá Bhfuil Puifín Beag?
Where Are You, Puffling? Colouring Book
Finn's First Song
Wee Donkey's Treasure Hunt

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Also by Erika McGann:

Cass and the Bubble Street Gang series
The Demon Notebook
The Broken Spell
The Watching Wood
The Midnight Carnival
The Clubhouse Mystery

Go to author page...

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