Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

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Introducing Pip and Posy from Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press!

Pip comes to Posy's house to play, and they have a lovely time. But Pip is having so much fun that he forgets that he needs to pee.

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Overview

Introducing Pip and Posy from Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press!

Pip comes to Posy's house to play, and they have a lovely time. But Pip is having so much fun that he forgets that he needs to pee.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In a padded book that addresses an embarrassing but common childhood occurrence, two friends—Pip, a bunny, and Posy, a mouse—have a play date on a rainy day. They build a train track and town, grab a snack (“Pip was very thirsty”), and pretend to be lions. Pip is having so much fun that he forgets to go to the bathroom. “Suddenly, there was a little puddle on the floor,” reads the text as Pip and Posey both gaze in horror. But as a self-conscious Pip shimmies out of his wet pants, Posy wipes up the puddle, immediately reassuring him that “Everyone has accidents sometimes.” While the book doesn’t ignore the anxiety inherent in a bathroom accident, Posy’s “these things happen” response should be heartening for readers who’ve found themselves in a similar situation. Available simultaneously: Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter. Ages 2–5. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
Behavior modeling for the almost potty-trained... A cozy "playdate."
—Kirkus Reviews

Two animal pals navigate early childhood friendship with heart and humor... The gouache illustrations done in bright colors are as sweet and playful as the stories, and the endearing young creatures have humorously expressive faces. These tender and funny stories will entertain young children.
—School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Pip has been invited to play at his friend Posy's house. It is a rainy day so all of their activities are going to take place indoors. They build a big train track with an accompanying small town. They push and pull dolls and stuffed animals in a stroller and cardboard box wagon. After all this activity, it was time for a snack and Pip drank quite a bit because he was thirsty. After more play, Pip had an accident. He was so busy and having so much fun that he forgot to go to the toilet. Pip was embarrassed, but Posy was very understanding and not only cleaned up the pee, but provided Pip with clean clothes to wear. The next time Pip had to pee, he did it in the potty and the two friends end up having fun in a bubble bath. The message of accidents happening and being forgiven is easily understood. What is a bit unusual is having Posy, who is supposedly the same age as Pip, cleaning up after him and ending up in an unsupervised bubble bath. Somehow the adult presence for the day of play is missing and it might better serve young readers/listeners if and adult was evident at certain times. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
Behavior modeling for the almost potty-trained, with some decidedly odd developments between its padded covers. Pip has so much fun playing at his friend Posy's house that he "forgot he needed to pee." No problem: With a soothing, "It's OK, Pip," and, "Everyone has accidents sometimes," Posy mops up the puddle and then leads him to her dresser, from which he selects a fetching sundress to wear in place of his pants. In cartoon illustrations as simple as the one-or-two-sentence-per-spread text, Scheffler portrays the pair--one a bunny, the other probably a mouse--playing happily in a succession of adult-free indoor settings that are heavily strewn with toys and popeyed, bemused-looking dolls. Readers, too, may be a bit bemused when Pip not only takes his next pee sitting down (on a training potty), but then joins Posy in the sudsy tub that she's drawn and prepared. A cozy "playdate." (Picture book. 3-5)
From the Publisher
Behavior modeling for the almost potty-trained... A cozy "playdate."
—Kirkus Reviews

Two animal pals navigate early childhood friendship with heart and humor... The gouache illustrations done in bright colors are as sweet and playful as the stories, and the endearing young creatures have humorously expressive faces. These tender and funny stories will entertain young children.
—School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763658786
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Series: Pip and Posy Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 791,323
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, whose books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and include the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over two million copies worldwide.

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