An Irish Adventure

Written by
Gerry Daly
Erika McGann
Where Are You, Puffling?

A puffling has gone in search of adventure – now her parents can’t find her anywhere!

Can the animals of Skellig help them find their little puffling?

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32 pages
260x215 mm

A puffling has gone in search of adventure – now her puffin parents can’t find her anywhere!

They talk to the seal and the gannet and the rabbit; they walk to the huts and the cliffs and the cove. They hear lots of stories of the puffling helping others, but they just cannot find their fluffy, black chick.

Finally, they spot her – on a boat out at sea!

The puffling is too small to fly home, so the animals of Skellig work together and come up with something very clever …

obrien.ie - Misc images - ArtsCouncilWhere Are You, Puffling? receives financial assistance from the Arts Council.

Gerry Daly was born in Dublin, grew up in County Wicklow. Gerry studied Fine art at IADT, worked as a graphic designer for several years, and later found work in developing websites.

Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of a number of children’s books, including the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Prize 2014, The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. Other books in the series are: The Broken Spell, The Watching Wood and The Midnight Carnival. She is also the author of the ‘Cass and the Bubble Street Gang’ series.

a delightful Irish animal adventure and heart-warming debut picture book

Primary Times


Irish Independent

a delightful picture book … combines a heartwarming story with a timely message to look after our wildlife … beautifully illustrated and sure to become a favourite with young readers

Irish Daily Mail

beautiful illustrations

Woman’s Way

a stunning book

Irish Country Magazine

Gerry Daly’s magnificent illustrations combined with Erika McGann’s engaging text as well as a detailed list of the island creatures is a pure treat for young readers

Rtejr's Book Club

From the moment I set eyes upon this beautiful book, its bright, beautiful, colourful and exciting cover enticed me to quickly jump into and explore its tale. My favourite part was following Puffling’s brave yet fun trek around Skellig. Although this book may be aimed at younger readers, I am ten years old and I loved it. I would recommend this book to anyone who is young at heart, has a love of wildlife and enjoys stories that include good morals. “Every day is a good day to have an adventure”

Seomra Ranga
Alex (10), 4th Class, Killaloe BNS, Co. Clare.

Charmingly illustrated by Gerry Daly (whose uncle had the original idea for the book) ... a lovely story about friendship and helping each other

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Mallow Star and Vale Star

The drawings are remarkable… The expressions on the animals are great… The perspective, and the landscapes, there is a skill and a talent in that… It is a beautifully illustrated book

East Coast FM’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan

wonderful …sure to delight younger readers … there’s great fun to be had on finding where the Puffling has hidden on each page and the phrase ‘Where Are You Puffling?’ just begs to be shouted out when reading it at bedtime. This will be one kids return to again and again for the sheer enjoyment of the adventure

Clare People

a charming picture book

Evening Echo
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Other books by this author
  • The Demon Notebook
  • The Broken Spell
  • The Watching Wood
  • The Midnight Carnival

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