Sophie’s Shelf: Polly and the Puffin 2 by Jenny Colgan

Polly and the Puffin: 02 The Stormy Days

by Jenny Colgan


Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publishing Date: 11th February 2016

Source:  Copy provided by the publisher, thank you!

Number of pages: 96

Genre: Children’s Fiction

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The boat masts jangled louder and louder. Above their heads, black clouds gathered. Polly shivered, and then the rain started to fall: plop, plop, plop.

Polly is waiting for something important to happen. But waiting is hard. It’s even harder when it’s raining and you can’t go outside…

Can Polly find enough to do to keep busy ALL day? And what will happen when her puffin friend, Neil, decides to fly off into the storm?


Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains recipies, activities and rhymes in addition to the story.

Rating: 5/5


We – it means yours truly and my daughter Sophie – are great fans of Neil. I’ve started to adore him reading Jenny Colgan’s „adult” novels and Sophie totally fell in love with him after reading the first book about him, „Polly and the Puffin”, so we were both really excited when our copy of „Polly and the Puffin: 02 The stormy Days” arrived. I think I don’t have to mention that after opening the envelope I was forced to drop everything, forget everything I planned to do and read the book to Sophie. Not once. And not twice… Let’s not start the counting, let me tell you that you can see our book was read. Often.

We both loved to see Neil and Polly again, and also the very patient Mummy, too. It was easy enough for my 4 – year – old to understand it and the beautiful illustrations really help. There are also, like in the first book, some activities at the end of the book and we’ve already made the little boat. It is written in such a warm, adorable way that the pages turn themselves, and reading it loud to your child is a real fun, as it is so rhythmic. What I, as mum, totally adored, is the fact that Jenny Colgan „smuggles” here some important and strong messages and the way how beautifully and effortlessly she captures the relationship between mum and daughter.
It is again a charming, sweet story that I myself am reading with a pleasure, and my daughter loves – so really a perfect little book!

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