Book Reviews of Toot & Puddle

Toot & Puddle
Toot Puddle
Author: Holly Hobbie
ISBN-13: 9780439061674
ISBN-10: 0439061679
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 32
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Puddle stays home while Toot travels the world. Toot sends postcards back to Puddle as he travels. My kids love the way the story is told through the postcards. Wonderful read.
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The activities of a homebody and an enthusiastic world traveler are contrasted in illustrations brimming with humor. Two anthropomorphic pigs live in the country setting of Woodcock Pocket. There, Puddle turns his head to the sun streaming in his kitchen window as he makes popcorn on the stove. Meanwhile, Toot peers at the globe with a magnifying glass, planning an ambitious trip. He asks Puddle along, but goes forth alone, and from then on, the experiences of the two are laid side by side on the double-page spreads. A monthly postcard from Toot is reproduced over an illustration from his year-long adventure (scaling cliffs in the Alps, visiting an Italian pastry shop, taking a camel ride through Egypt, etc.), and a sort of reply comes from a scene of Puddle savoring events on the home front: gathering maple sap for syrup, playing in spring mud, painting a self-portrait, or trying out a Halloween mask. In Hobbie's expert watercolors are dozens of inventive touches--Puddle wearing a shower cap in the bath, Toot floating among hippos, some of his limbs breaking the surface in a subtle mimicry of their stances, funny allusions to famous art or locales; the book and its heroes are endearing, and readers will want to see more of Woodcock Pocket soon.
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Sweet story and pictures by Holly Hobbie.
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Another great Toot & Puddle book! It's about Toot's need for a change of pace to perk him up; and about the importance of good friends.
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Toot and Puddle are great friends, and great stories.