Puffin the Architect

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Puffin the Architect
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Kimberly Andrews
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 303,Width 254
CategoriesPicture storybooks
Animal stories
Work and industry
ISBN 9780143772187
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Group (NZ)
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 30 July 2018
NZ Release Date 30 July 2018
Publication Country New Zealand


Puffin is an architect who always exceeds her clients' expectations, that is, until she takes on the toughest clients ever - her own pufflings! WINNER - NZ Booklovers Award 2019 Best Children's Book Puffin takes her tricky new clients on an inspirational tour of her builds. Together they visit all kinds of cleverly designed spaces - Otter's floating home, Pig's toolshed on wheels, Painter Goose's light-filled studio and Platypus's cosy underground bakehouse. The pufflings are unimpressed. Her clients really are a challenge! Will Puffin come up with a puffling-perfect home design? This gorgeous story, with endearing animal characters, intriguing house designs, ingenious mechanisms and storage solutions to pore over on every page, will spark a brand new generation of architects, engineers and interior designers!

Author Biography

Kimberly Andrews is a trained biologist and geologist who grew up in the Canadian Rockies, and she has also lived and worked in New Zealand, Borneo and the UK. In London, she worked for The House of Illustration, whose main ambassador is Quentin Blake, and at the Natural History Museum. Kimberly now lives in a small house near Wellington, where she illustrates and writes, and runs her business Tumbleweed Tees, designs which feature New Zealand birds and wildlife. Her first picture book, Tuna and Hiriwa (Huia, 2016) was a 2017 Storylines Notable Book and shortlisted for the Te Reo category of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.