Review Blog

Sep 28 2010

Puggle's Problem by Aleesah Darlison

cover image

Wombat Books, 2010. ISBN: 9781921633072
Pipp the Puggle was a baby echidna with a problem: his spikes still hadn't started to grow. Despite his efforts to visit each of the bush land creatures in turn to seek advice and trying to act on it, there is nothing to be done about making his spikes appear sooner to make him more like his friends. Mother echidna finally provides the best advice of all, he needs to be patient!
Darlison's simple storyline is definitely complemented by Sandra Temple's illustrations. From the end papers, which are decorated with cartoon style ants, to the simple, colourful pictures displayed on an all white background, text and illustrations are well matched and appealing. The Australian creatures depicted are simple but recognizable and their diets and peculiarities are discussed as part of this gentle tale. Revolving around themes of wanting to fit in, growth, development and change as well as promoting the virtues of practice, patience and the belief that everything will happen in good time, this could be a title to fit in with many aspects of the Junior Primary curriculum.
Jo Schenkel

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
Branford Boase Award 2017 longlist
Children's Book Award 2017 shortlist
Infographic: Teen reading habits
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates