Peter and Paul are two puffins that are the best of friends. They do everything together. One day while they were diving over the water, a big storm hits and Peter gets lost. He wakes up on the back of a whale, who tries helps him to find his bestie Paul. They travel all around looking for Paul who is funny and noisy, and black and white, with a colorful beak. During the search they run into several different animals that are not quite like Paul, but does Peter ever find Paul?
Petr Horacek is on my list of favorite picture book authors and illustrators. His illustrations are soft, and reminiscent of Eric Carle of A Very Hungry Caterpillar among many others (as previously described.) He is truly great at depicting a wide range of different animals. I really like this book because it does a great job of describing the major, but sometimes subtle differences between a few sea birds. I also like that the main premise surrounds a story of friendship. Puffin Peter is simple enough to read to toddlers, but also appropriate for a preschool audience as well. Another great book by Horacek!