Cover image for Toot & Puddle : a present for Toot
Toot & Puddle : a present for Toot
Hobbie, Holly.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Physical Description:
1 volume braille and print : color illustrations ; 28 cm
When he just about gives up trying to find the right birthday gift for Toot in Pip's Pet Shop, Puddle needs to look no further because the special present finds him.
General Note:
Print and Braille.

Originally published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1998.
Reading Level:
AD 220 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 75386.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 2 Quiz: 27786 Guided reading level: K.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
PIC.BK. Print Braille Central Closed Stacks
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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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.

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 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. Toot and Puddle are two piggy friends--and it's Toot's birthday. Puddle is in a muddle. What to buy? Nothing seems right, until a parrot raises its noisy head. It seems like the perfect gift, until Puddle learns that Toot doesn't like parrots. The story works well up to this point. Then it becomes confusing. The parrot gives Toot a feather; Toot likes it and takes the parrot as a gift, but this whole interchange is quick and subtle, especially for young listeners. Hobbie's artwork, not surprisingly, is wonderfully on target for young children. She mixes humorous cameos and full-page pictures that are intimate in detail and broad in humor. Toot and Puddle are endearing, and their behaviors and interactions will seem very familiar to the intended audience. --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.