From the Publisher
Toot & Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas:
* #1 New York Times children's bestseller"
Hobbie's chipper text and alternately cozy and funny watercolors are as winning as ever." *Publishers Weekly, starred review"
The lovable piglets are at their best-friend best in his holiday tale."
*Bulletin of the CCB, recommended book"
Children and caregivers will enjoy snuggling together to share this book."
*School Library Journal
Toot & Puddle: You Are My Sunshine:
"Gentle watercolors add a light touch without compromising the compassion found in this graceful treatment of a delicate issue."
*Kirkus, pointered review"
The illustrations are right on target."
*School Library Journal
Toot & Puddle: A Present for Toot:
* A 1998 Parents' Choice Recommendation"
Hobbie beautifully depicts these two appealing pigs in expressive and detailed watercolors."
*School Library Journal"
Hobbie's watercolors are delightful, and Puddle's search for the perfect present is endearing."
Wonderfully on target for young children."
The Barnes & Noble Review
The two little stars of Toot & Puddle and A Present for Toot are feeling wanderlust and traveling the globe in a sweet, high-spirited picture book by acclaimed author Holly Hobbie.
Puddle wakes up one morning to find that Toot has gone for a walk, but when he doesn't return by that evening, his piglet friend begins to get worried. Venturing into the woods to no avail, Puddle goes looking for him and discovers that footprints are leading through the trees and to the train tracks. On a hunch, Puddle decides to take the train to the city and a shuttle to the airport, and he winds up flying to Coucou Poche, France, where Toot is happily partaking in berets and baguettes. Following their whims -- because "that's how whims are" -- the two take off again for Nepal and climb Mount Everest together, afterward realizing that "when the time comes," it's always wonderful "to get back home."
Hobbie's darling watercolors and a worldly story line make this Toot & Puddle treasure ideal for whimsical adventure seekers young and old. The piglets' friendship is warm and cozy, reflecting the Holly Hobbie we adore, and the book encourages readers to head out and enjoy life. There can be no better tour guides than Toot and Puddle, and curious readers will be thrilled to tag along as they journey to different parts of the world. These roaming pals are just the ticket.