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A Present for Toot (Toot and Puddle Series)
     

A Present for Toot (Toot and Puddle Series)

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by Holly Hobbie
 

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Exquisite watercolors enhance this charming tale of two friends who are different in many ways yet alike in their devotion to each other.

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Exquisite watercolors enhance this charming tale of two friends who are different in many ways yet alike in their devotion to each other.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
Gleefully illustrated with watercolor scenes of Toot and Puddle standing among the autumn leaves as Toot tries to bird watch while Puddle tries to think of the perfect birthday present for his friend. Puddle then shops and shops until, yes, he is about to drop, but he cannot find that ideal gift. Toot is unusual and his gift must be extraordinary as well. Puddle finds a red-handled hammer, a big shiny bowling ball and many books he himself would like, but he reminds himself that it is not Puddle's birthday, it is Toot's birthday. Puddle finally winds up at the pet store where he muses aloud that the animals are too ordinary for Toot. A parrot named Tulip overhears and informs Puddle that he is no ordinary pet. In fact says the bird, "You could say that I'm exotic." Puddle buys the expensive bird for his friend, but then has reason to believe he may have made a mistake. Surprisingly, Toot is happy with his gift and the two friends, along with Tulip the parrot, set off for a walk through the woods.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In this follow-up story to Toot and Puddle (Little, Brown, 1997), Puddle is having a difficult time shopping for the right birthday gift for his best friend. He wants to give his pal something special and out of the ordinary. Then he comes across a present that he thinks will be perfect...or will it? Hobbie beautifully depicts these two appealing pigs in expressive and detailed watercolors. Her paintings have the look of a bygone era without appearing dated. The pictures are awash with a broad spectrum of colors ranging from golden yellows to pale pinks and misty aqua. The illustrations effectively convey the tone of the story with lighting that ranges from bright and cheery to dark and subdued. Toot and Puddle will fit right in with other favorite friends such as Cynthia Rylant's Henry and Mudge (S & S), James Howe's Pinky and Rex, and especially Helme Heine's "Friends" books (both Atheneum).-Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, NY
Kirkus Reviews
Hobbie's porcine characters (Toot and Puddle, 1997) are back in a sweet but disjointed effort. Toot's birthday is coming up, and Puddle doesn't know what to get him—-nothing is special enough for his extraordinary friend. After combing several stores, he finds a unique present waiting in the pet shop: Tulip, a chatty, but expensive parrot who needs a home. After taking Tulip home, Puddle learns that Toot finds parrots loud and squawking. Puddle doesn't want to abandon Tulip; he's also worried that the parrot may not like their neighborhood. He surprises Toot with the pet anyway, and to his relief, Toot loves his present. The storyline has too many gaps, but Hobbie's watercolors are delightful, and Puddle's search for the perfect present is endearing. (Picture book. 3-6) .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316186759
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Series:
Toot and Puddle Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years. She is the creator of many books, including the New York Times bestselling picture book series, Toot & Puddle, an illustrated memoir entitled The Art of Holly Hobbie, and most recently, Fanny. Holly lives with her husband in Conway, Massachusetts.

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Present for Toot (Toot and Puddle Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Danielle Bissel More than 1 year ago
It is a good kid book fir young kids