Skye the Puffling

A Wee Puffin Board Book

Lynne Rickards; Illustrated by Jon Mitchell

Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Board book adaptation of the best-selling picture book and adorable companion to much-loved adventure Harris the Hero
  • Set in Scotland around the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock
  • The charming story, written in Lynne Rickards' signature rhyme and abridged for younger readers, is accompanied by Jon Mitchell's dynamic watercolour illustrations

Skye, a cheeky baby puffin, finds herself on an unexpected adventure in Scotland's Firth of Forth. The board book edition of this popular picture book abridges Lynne Rickards' humorous rhyming story for toddlers.

board book
180 x 153 mm
Floris Books
Wee Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 1 to 3 years
14 pages
Publication date:
22 Feb 2018
Wee Kelpies


Everyone's favourite puffling is ready for adventure in a beautiful new board book edition, especially for wee hands.

One morning Skye, the cheeky baby puffin, sneaks out of her parents' burrow, tumbles off the cliff edge and accidentally lands on a passing gannet's back!

Skye's thrilling journey takes her to the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth where she meets a host of Scottish bird life. But she's missing her parents...

Written in Lynne Rickards' signature rhyme, this charming story features dynamic watercolour illustrations of Scottish sealife and a very cute puffling!

The adorable companion to the best-selling Harris the Hero, is now available as a board book with a story specially abridged for sharing with toddlers.


Praise for the paperback edition:

'A nicely told adventure story for children up to the age of four or five.'
-- BBC Wildlife Magazine

'The rhyming text works well and carries the story along at the right pace. It would be particularly suitable for reading aloud. I am particularly fond of the area of Scotland surrounding the Bass Rock and thought that Jon Mitchell's watercolour illustrations really did it justice, but it is in his portrayal of Scottish sea life that these delightful illustrations really stand out. I particularly liked the attention to detail given to gannets, and Skye is just adorable!'
-- School Library Association

'This is a sweet picture book, especially for children who love puffins and birds.'
-- Youth Services Book Review


Lynne Rickards was born in Canada and has called Scotland home for over twenty years. She grew up reading Dr Seuss books and as a result she enjoys writing in rhyme. Lynne is the author of many much-loved picture books including Lewis Clowns Around, Harris the Hero, Skye the Puffling, Rowan the Red Squirrel and Willow the Wildcat. Lynne lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jon Mitchell graduated with a BA Hons in Graphic Design from Wolverhampton Polytechnic. He worked as an architectural illustrator before joing Ragdoll Productions, where he illustrated TV characters such as the Teletubbies and Rosie and Jim. Jon has been working as a freelance illustrator for the last fifteen years and has illustrated numerous children's books including Flat Stanley. He lives in Evesham, Worcestershire, England.

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