Puggle – Australian Nature Story Review


A puggle is a baby echidna and that is what this story is about.

Catriona Hoy is an author that I have liked in the past. Her book Grandad Marches on Anzac Day is one of the books I use for Australian Book Traveller. Now I have another of her titles that I recommend.

It is called Puggle

Puggle Review- Australian Picture Book

The story centres on a baby echidna that is taken to a wildlife carer.  As Puggle is cared for and grows at the animal shelter we also meet other sick animals nursed back to health. Over time each of the animals are well enough to leave. Some go back into the wild, others are found new homes.

Catriona does a great job of helping you connect with the animals without personifying them.

Andrew Plant’s paintings are realistically captured and vibrant in colour.

Puggle is available from Fishpond.

Publisher: Working Title Press

ISBN 9781921504013



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  1. catriona hoy  March 17, 2011

    Hi Michelle, thanks for lovely review. Glad you enjoyed Puggle…have you had a look at the pictures of the real Puggle on my website?

    Kind regards, Catriona


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