Jenkins, Martin. Puffin. Jenni Desmond, Illustrator. Candlewick. 10/2022. 32pp. Picture Book. GRADES Kindergarten – 4. HIGH ADDITIONAL. $17.99. 978-1-5362-2850-2.
This informational picture book is an adorable look at the life cycle of Puffins, from reuniting with a mate, creating a nest, and raising a chick until it’s ready to set off on its own. The playful and engaging artwork by Desmond will delight younger children listening to the book, and the fact-based descriptions by Jenkins (a conservation biologist) will engage budding ornithologists of all ages. Back matter includes additional facts about Puffins, an index, and websites for further research.
Rachael Reiley—Hillcrest Elementary K-8 Oakland Unified School District