Running the Goat Press
The Puffin Problem by Lori Doody
"There once was a city by the sea with a peculiar problem. Puffins were popping up everywhere."
Shortlisted for the 2018 Bruneau Family Award for Children's/Young Adult Writing
Included in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2018)
A follow-up to Doody's utterly charming Capelin Weather, The Puffin Problem answers the unlikely question: "What would happen if St. John's had an infestation of puffins?"
With quiet wit and whimsy, Doody reveals what happens when Newfoundland and Labrador's official bird heads for the bright city lights. This puffin problem needs an imaginative solution, and a smart, small person comes up with the just the trick to get those birds back out to sea.
Young readers will have great fun finding all the puffins hiding in Doody's lovely illustrations. Older readers will enjoy how the illustrations also play with the province's already playful language. There's something for readers of every age on every page.
The book includes some fun and interesting puffin facts as well.