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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!

CBI Deliver the Joy of Reading

a delightful story by Erika McGann, with charming illustrations by Gerry Daly. It follows the adventure of a little puffling, who finds a lost egg and is determined to safely return it to its home, all the while battling against the elements on the island of Skellig Michael. This book teaches the reader about the many types of animals that inhabit the land and sea on the cusp of the Wild Atlantic Way, with fun facts about each one … McGann and Daly capture the beautiful ferocity of the weather that has shaped this iconic landscape of Ireland. Young readers are sure to be captivated by this delightful tale and its wonderful artwork. Recommended for ages three to seven years old.

Irish Examiner

When Erika McGann and Gerry Daly’s errant fluffy puffling was first introduced to readers, she was leading her merry dance around Michael in Where Are You, Puffling? In her second adventure, it is the puffling herself who is chasing around the Co Kerry island on the trail of a disappearing egg. Determined to help return the mystery egg to its rightful owner, the puffling is dismayed when a gust of wind sends the egg rolling downhill and out of her reach. So begins a lengthy pursuit that sees the puffling retrieve the runaway egg from the nest of a cormorant, only to lose her grip on it again as it rolls into a rabbit’s burrow. A storm petrel, a sunfish, and even a porpoise all take temporary possession of the seemingly uncrackable egg, before the puffling eventually manages to return it to its parents, revealing what kind of creature is ready to hatch. An appealing tale to delight preschool readers, while introducing them to the diversity of Ireland’s wildlife

Evening Echo

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

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