Where’s the Puffin? / Where’s the Queen? by Ingela P Arrhenius

Where’s the Puffin? (9781536217308) / Where’s the Queen? (9781536217292) by Ingela P. Arrhenius. Nosy Crow, 2021.

Format:  Board Book

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?   These two new additions to the series feature sturdy board pages, felt flaps and a mirror.  The felt flaps make it easy for the youngest babies to manipulate. 

In Where’s thePuffin? the flaps reveal a variety of birds: a kingfisher, a blackbird, a swan, and the puffin.  Where’s the Queen? takes readers to London where the flaps reveal a police office, a bus driver, a soldier and the Queen.  The felt flaps come in a variety of shapes from a bird house to a red double decker bus.  The final page asks “Where are you?” and a lift of the flap reveals a mirror.  The bright and simple graphic illustrations appeal to young readers. These books are sure to be enjoyed by very young readers.  

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Share these with very young babies who will enjoy manipulating the felt flaps and the mirror.

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and pre-school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Board Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  6/16/2021

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