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

Puffin the Architect


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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!

  • Pub date: 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, 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. 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 lives in a small house near Wellington, where she illustrates and writes, and runs her business Tumbleweed Tees, which features New Zealand birds and wildlife.
Her first picture book, Tuna and Hiriwa by Ripeka Takotowai Goddard (Huia, 2016), won a 2017 Storylines Notable Book Award. In 2019 Puffin the Architect, Kimberly's first picture book which she both wrote and illustrated, was awarded a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award and the inaugural NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Book.


Praise for Puffin the Architect

“Puffin is a truly amazing architect”

George Clark, architect and television presenter


Awards & Recognition

  • 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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Activity
Create you own perfect, custom-made and clever home with the Puffin the Architect colouring-in activity!

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