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Puffling Patrol

Puffling Patrol - Ted Lewin, Betsy Lewin Who needs to travel when there are books like Ted and Betsy Lewin's Puffling Patrol? This time the Lewins take us to a group of islands off the coast of Iceland where thousands of puffins spend their summer raising their chicks. In August the chicks, called pufflings, must go to sea and the children of the islands go to work to help the pufflings. The illustrations are a perfect mix of large startlingly realistic paintings (Ted, I think) and quick friendly small sketches (Betsy?). Who could not be charmed by this small story of courage and patience with these brilliant illustrations?