Puffin on the Beach describes how Sam and Hollie's plan to spend an afternoon rock pooling takes an unexpected turn when Sam thinks he has found a Penguin. Hollie is not so sure, and their father realises that the bird is actually a Puffin. Clearly in need of help, the children rescue the Puffin and we discover how the bird is eventually returned to the ocean.
This delightful story should appeal to children between the ages of 3 to 11 with special educational needs who have learning difficulties or problems with speech and language development. It may also interest older children who still require stories with simple language and a high visual content. It combines clear and delightful illustrations with simple text, supported by Widgit symbols over key words.
Sam and Hollie books are the first series of illustrated children's story books which symbolise key words with Widgit Symbols.
Puffin on the Beach is the first of a series of Sam and Hollie books by David Blakesley (author) and Tharada Blakesley (illustrator). Together they have worked on a number of books for parents/carers, teachers and children with autism and related conditions. They also founded ‘Autism and Nature’, an organisation dedicated to engaging children on the autistic spectrum with the countryside and nature.