The puffin in question lives in some sort of zoo/aquarium/biodome and is sick to death of always being mistaken for a penguin. "Look at the funny little penguin," people say. "What a cute little penguin!" Nobody seems to even know what a puffin is. It's maddening!
Just when the puffin thinks he's going to scream, a little girl finally comes along who not only knows lots about puffins, but absolutely adores them (she must be a Canadian girl...we have lots of puffins here). Finally! Vindication for the little
Like all of the Timothy Young books I've read, I loved it. It reminds me of I Hate Picture Books! in that it has an adorably angry main character who softens by the end. It also showcases Young's love for picture books, as he depicts several real-life books (as well as DVDs and toys) about penguins during the puffin's tirade that penguins get all the attention. [Scroll down for a complete list of the books and movies depicted in the book!]
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