Paddy the Platypus

978-1-62288-909-9 Hardcover (Printed Case)
8.5 x 8.5. 32 pp. 32 color illustrations
Pub Date: 09/10/2020
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When Paddy the Platypus leaves his home to find new friends, he is shocked to find that the other animals don’t want to play with him.  A beaver, an otter, and a family of ducks each poke fun at Paddy because he looks so odd. But when a baby bird falls from its nest and Paddy catches it with his soft snout, the other animals realize Paddy’s differences are what make him so special.

Paddy the Platypus is written in couplets, including a deliberate repetition of key phrases that young children can easily remember. The book is beautifully illustrated by Tristan Brewster-Arnold.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press