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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Puffling
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'Puffling begins as all puffins do, as an egg, hatching in summer. His doting parents, Long Black Feather and Big Stripy Beak, welcome him to the world and take turns to leave the burrow and go out hunting to bring him back food to eat. They warn him to stay inside the burrow at all times, as the ‘scary gulls’ are outside, watching for just such as morsel as a baby puffin. Puffling begins to grow, and to become impatient to grow up and go out into the big wild world outside, but his parents say that he should wait until his is ‘strong enough and tall enough and brave enough’, and then he will be able to make the trip all by himself along the cliff, jump off into the water and paddle away. Puffling is impatient, asking from time to time if he is ready for this moment. Only when he is strong enough (which he shows by paddling his feet and tall enough (by measuring himself against Big Stripy Beak) and brave enough (his parents listen to his heart) do his parents fly away and leave him. Puffling summons all his courage and makes the journey along the cliff, past the waiting gulls, which swoop! But they miss Puffling, and he leaps into the swell and finds friends in the ocean who will keep him company until it is time to come home.' (Publication summary)

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Notes

  • This is affiliated with Dr Laurel Cohn's Picture Book Diet because it contains representations of food and/or food practices.

    Food depiction
    • Incidental
    • Wildlife
    Food types n/a
    Food practices n/a
    Gender n/a
    Signage n/a
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place

    n/a

    Setting
    • Bush, beach, nature
    Food as social cohesion n/a
    Food as cultural identity

    n/a

    Food as character identity n/a
    Food as language n/a

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Malvern, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2008 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: February 2008.
      ISBN: 9781862915992 (pbk.), 9781862915985 (hbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Feiwel and Friends ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9780312565701, 0312565704
Alternative title: 나도 이제 다 컸어
Transliterated title: Nado ije da keosseo
Language: Korean
    • Seoul,
      c
      South Korea,
      c
      Korea, East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Book House ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9788956055480, 8956055483

Works about this Work

The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
[Review] Puffling Anastasia Gonis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , April no. 3 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Puffling Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book
Untitled Elizabeth Douglas , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 52 no. 1 2008; (p. 17)

— Review of Puffling Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book ; Lucy Goosey Margaret Wild , 2007 single work picture book ; Ruby Roars Margaret Wild , 2007 single work picture book
Puffling Linnet Hunter , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 23 no. 1 2008; (p. 6)

— Review of Puffling Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book
Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas Linnet Hunter (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 23 no. 1 2008; (p. 4-6)
Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas interviewed by Linnet Hunter about their new collaboration, Puffling
Untitled Jasmine Pettersen , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2007/08 vol. 87 no. 5 2007; (p. 48)

— Review of Puffling Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book
Stories Show Teeth and Claws Meg Sorensen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 March 2008; (p. 33)

— Review of Hide and Seek Irini Savvides , 2008 single work picture book ; Clinton Gregory's Secret Bruce Whatley , 2008 single work picture book ; Puffling Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 March 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of The Clockwork Forest Doug MacLeod , 2008 single work children's fiction ; Chelonia Green, Champion of Turtles Christobel Mattingley , 2008 single work children's fiction ; Puffling Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book
Untitled Judith Kerr , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 March 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Puffling Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book
The Worlds Between the Pages Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 May 2008; (p. 20)

— Review of Whose Eggs? Jeannette Rowe , 2008 single work picture book ; Columbia Sneezes Janeen Brian , 2008 single work picture book ; Clinton Gregory's Secret Bruce Whatley , 2008 single work picture book ; Puffling Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book ; These Are My Feet Judy Horacek , 2007 single work picture book ; Paraphernalia's Present Diana Lawrenson , 2008 single work picture book
Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas Linnet Hunter (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 23 no. 1 2008; (p. 4-6)
Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas interviewed by Linnet Hunter about their new collaboration, Puffling
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
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