Cover image for Toot & Puddle : you are my sunshine
Toot & Puddle : you are my sunshine
Hobbie, Holly.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, 1999.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Puddle cannot make his friend Toot stop moping until a huge thunderstorm clears the air.
Reading Level:
AD 260 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 34592.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.7 1 Quiz: 24008 Guided reading level: L.
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PIC BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
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It's a glorious day in Woodcock Pocket. The sun is shining, the birds are singing . . . and Toot is moping. So, Puddle makes Toot's favorite dessert at dinnertime, takes him out for a little adventure, and even throws a party, but nothing seems to cheer up his friend. Then a big thunderstorm with lots of mud rocks Woodcock Pocket and changes everything. With light-hearted humor and exquisitely detailed watercolor paintings, Holly Hobbie tells the story of two pigs and their enduring friendship.

Author Notes

Holly Hobbie was born in 1944 and grew up in Connecticut. American Greetings purchased some of her artwork to use on their line of cards and it was an instant success. The "Holly Hobbie" character was used on a variety of items including plates and lunchboxes. Holly Hobbie clubs and publications have been established to deal with the now collectible products. Holly Hobbie the author has written The Art of Holly Hobbie and Toot & Puddle, a picture book for children.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Good news for Toot and Puddle fans-the whimsical pigs are back. This time, Toot is feeling blue, and Puddle and Tulip try to cheer him up. Nothing seems to work-not making Toot's favorite five-berry cobbler, not river rafting, not even inviting everyone from Woodcock Pocket over for games and a sing-along. All Toot can do is mope, mope, mope. A summer storm comes up, scaring everyone except for Toot, who is back to his old bouncy self by morning. "Sometimes you need a big whopping thunderstorm to clear the air," says Puddle. But Toot secretly credits his pals for his fresh outlook. The message is clear-friends have to stick by one another when they're down. The cartoon illustrations are right on target in portraying the gist of the story and the characters' emotions, from the initial downcast, self-critical Toot to the carefree, puddle-skipping piglet at the end. Uplifting as a lap book when a youngster is feeling down or paired with Hiawyn Oram's Badger's Bad Mood (Scholastic, 1998), another tale of moodiness and friendship.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.