Our Bedtime book this week: Jenny Colgan’s Polly and the Puffin: The Stormy Day

If you are looking for new books with the old fashioned look and feel, I would recommend bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan‘s stories Polly and the puffin and the latest Polly and the Puffin: The Stormy Day published by Hachette UK, the second children’s book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.

Jenny Colgan new series are great to teach kids how to love animals unconditionally by letting them free and respecting their animal nature.

Puffin book


Polly befriends an injured puffin whom she names Neil and struggles to cope with his departure when it’s time for him to go back to his family. Every Neil comes back to Polly from time to time they play together, share food and play.

The stories are beautifully illustrated and also include lots of facts about puffins and penguins, easy recipes for kids to make at home, activity pages and colouring sheets.

Polly and the Puffin: The Stormy Day also contains easy recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the story.


Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels – Little Beach Street Bakery and the Top 5 bestseller Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2013. She is married with three children and lives in Scotland.

Thomas Docherty is an acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s picture books including Little Boat, Big Scary Monster, and the Driftwood Ball. The Snatchabook, which was written by his wife Helen, has been shortlisted for several awards in the UK and US and been translated into 17 languages.

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