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Children's Fiction Humorous

Puffin and Penguin

by (author) Helaine Becker

illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2024
Humorous, New Experience, Friendship
Recommended Age
6 to 9
Recommended Grade
1 to 4
Recommended Reading age
6 to 9
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2024
    List Price

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For fans of Owly and Unicorn and Yeti, a delightfully funny graphic novel from bestselling creators Helaine Becker and Kevin Sylvester.

On his first day at his new school, Puffin is thrilled when Penguin is assigned to be his buddy - Penguin's the coolest kid in the school! But Puffin quickly learns that the coolest kid is also the busiest kid, especially with Penguin starring as King Midas in the school play. Puffin realizes he's on his own when it comes to making friends - and what better way than joining the stage crew? When a blackout threatens the play's opening night, it's up to Puffin to save the day! This early graphic novel from bestselling and award-winning creators Helaine Becker and Kevin Sylvester is sure to win the hearts of emerging readers with its lighthearted humor, schoolyard drama and endearing lead characters.

About the authors


Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.


HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at

Helaine Becker's profile page


KEVIN SYLVESTER est auteur laure´at, illustrateur, journaliste, animateur de radio, re´alisateur et documentariste. Il a e´crit les livres de la se´rie MiNRS et Neil Flambe´, ainsi que les livres documentaires Gold Medal for Weird et Sports Hall of Weird. Kevin est reconnu pour son habilete´ de faire un souper dernie're minute avec ce qui est moindrement consommable dans son frigo. Il peut aussi transformer des cercles en chats et des cornets de cre'me glace´e en dragons. Kevin habite a' Toronto.


KEVIN SYLVESTER is an award-winning writer, illustrator, reporter, radio sports host, producer and documentary maker. His books include the MiNRS and Neil Flambé series. Kevin's claims his superpower is that he can take a puck off the head and STILL finish a hockey game. He's also known for his ability to be able to make a last-second dinner from whatever smells reasonably edible in the fridge. And he can instantly turn circles into cats and ice cream cones into dragons. Well, cat and dragon cartoons anyway. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit him online at


Kevin Sylvester's profile page

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