PUFFINS TAKE FLIGHT
(Iceland: The Puffin Explorers)
By RA Anderson
This is a book of discovery and how learning about one species will give insight into another species.
‘Puffins Take Flight’ is the story of Arni and Birta, who are two puffins who live in Iceland and how
they survive. Arni and Birta have a few adventures and learn about a few other species as well.
This is the first of a series of science books as well as storybooks that would be a good addition to any classroom from preschool to at least the third grade. Throughout the book there are many ‘fun facts’ that could lead to further learning. The glossary at the end of the book as well as the note on the language could also lead to more cultural lessons. The photographs that are throughout the book were vivid and made the story of the puffins more understandable and enjoyable to read at any level that happens to be using the book.
In a preschool class the teacher can read the story and show the pictures and in another lesson teachers can teach some of the Icelandic language that is offered through the story. The book is like having a virtual tour of a puffins life in a magazine quality book. The Author does a very good job creating a story that is fun and teaches kids about animals and their environment at the same time.
About the Author
A lifelong passion for creative writing and photography became her life. RuthAnne’s award-winning photographs have been featured in table books, magazines, and front-page news, and her writing has been published in magazines, poetry books, and children’s books. Including: If Pets Could Talk Series and Iceland, The Puffin Explorers Series. Coming soon, Girl Sailing, Aboard The Western Star (YA).
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