"Look at the funny little penguin!" and "What a silly-looking penguin!" Hearing this all day long is enough to make any little bird angry, especially when he is NOT A PENGUIN! This is the story of a puffin who is upset that he's constantly mistaken for a penguin. He finally reaches his breaking point and goes on a rant about the many differences between the two. A little girl stops him in mid-speech because she does know the differences, and he listens as she explains to her father why puffins are her favourite. When you are feeling alone and misunderstood, sometimes it only takes the understanding of one small person to turn things around. A charming picture book with 18 fun colourful spreads showing children what frustration and feeling alone looks like from the outside, how to get over anger, and how to reach out to others when they are frustrated.
Timothy Young has been an animator, puppet and toy designer, art director, illustrator and graphic designer. He has over 30 years experience as a professional artist and lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Find out more about him at www.creaturesandcharacters.com.