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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143793755
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

Puffin the Architect



Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are VERY hard to please!

Puffin is an architect who always exceeds her clients’ expectations. That is, until she takes on the toughest clients ever – her own pufflings!

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!

  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143793755
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Kimberly Andrews

Kimberly Andrews is a trained biologist and geologist who grew up in the Canadian Rockies. She has 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. She also worked at the Natural History Museum, both in the live Butterfly House and also behind the scenes, assisting the curation of mammal specimens in the dry stores.

Kimberly's picture book illustrations have been widely acclaimed. She was awarded Storylines Notable Book Awards for Tuna and Hiriwa by Ripeka Takotowai Goddard (2016) and Song of the River by Joy Cowley (2019).

In 2019, the first story which Kimberly both wrote and illustrated, Puffin the Architect (2018), won the Russell Clark Award for Illustration and was a finalist for Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. It also won a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award as well as the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Book.

Kimberly lives with her husband and daughter in a small shipping-container house near Wellington, where she illustrates and writes, and runs her business Tumbleweed Tees, screen-printed clothing featuring her illustrations of New Zealand plants and wildlife.

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Praise for Puffin the Architect

Puffin is a truly amazing architect

George Clark, architect and television presenter

Awards & recognition

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Winner  •  2019  •  Russell Clark Award for Illustration

NZ Booklovers Award

Winner  •  2019  •  NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children's Book

Storylines Notable Picture Book Award

Awarded  •  2019  •  A Storylines Notable Picture Book

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Finalist  •  2019  •  Best Picture Book

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Finalist  •  2019  •  Russell Clark Award for Illustration

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