Written and illustrated by Lori Doody
Ages 4 to 7
Who among us hasn’t pondered the path less travelled? When Pete the parrot yearns to escape city life, he thinks of his seafaring ancestors, and wings it to the coast, where a flock of puffins eagerly takes him in. Alas, his differences soon become unignorable. Restless in the city, unsuited to dwell among the puffins, where is Pete to build his life? Just when it seems the moral of the story is “I was happy at home all along!” there’s an unexpected twist (and you don’t get many of those in this literary genre) to a good-humoured ending. This is the latest tale from Lori Doody, the acclaimed author and illustrator of Mallard, Mallard, Moose.