I wonder if our readers’ first days at school resemble Polly’s. There may have been a sandpit, a water table, games of tag, and even show and tell, but probably without a puffin, or even, a green-winged macaw. Polly finds leaving home- Mum and Neil, her puffin- really difficult, and then there’s the small matter of Ronita, who has dungarees, and her green-winged macaw.
This is the third of the ‘Polly and the Puffin’ series. It measures up to its predecessors in readability, story strength, empathy and warmth in every way. ‘Polly and the Puffin The New Friend’ is a superb choice for readers beginning to get their teeth into choosing and enjoying the opportunity to read their own books.