All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
    OR        



Read aloud to your child, especially a child who is discouraged by his or her own poor reading skills. The pleasure o... More


      Printer Friendly

Click cover to buy:

TOOT & PUDDLE: WISH YOU WERE HERE

Author: Holly Hobbie

Illustrator: Holly Hobbie

Reserve at the Library

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Toot's postcards describing his adventures leave Puddles and cousin Opal feeling that their world isn't quite as beautiful as Wildest Borneo. But when Toots returns home, life becomes truly exotic, with lessons to be shared by all. This is a picture book series where life's lessons unveil themselves through adventures and friendship.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 8 to 10

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Reading Level: 3.8

Age of Child: Started reading with 4 year old child.

Young Reader Reaction: "Let's read THAT again." The idea of a blue pig (not to mention some exotic boars) was too intriguing to let go after the first read.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a fun story, not unlike the style of Giggle, Giggle, Quack. The illustrations are wonderful and make it easy for parents to withstand the repeated readings.

Pros: The story is sweet, the illustrations offer humor for young and old, and young listeners will find it a nice "I did it" book when they later learn to read (having nearly memorized it!)

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a fun read that can be brought to life--and push kids' imaginations--in lots of ways.

If You Liked This Book, Try: GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK   ERNEST AND CELESTINE'S PICNIC   MISS SPIDER'S TEA PARTY

Educational Themes: You can use this book as a platform for exploring other cultures or nature; propel the kids to create their own "exotic" world, open discussions about problem solving, or you can enjoy it for the story of friendship that it is.

Notes: The Reading Tub™ read this book prior to its September release.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, picture book series, friendship

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2005

Other Reviews:




                 

Copyright © 2003 - 2017. The Reading Tub, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Reading Tub and Turning a Page ... Opening the World are registered trademarks of The Reading Tub Inc.
No use of these trademarks is permitted without written approval of The Reading Tub, Inc.
Privacy Policy.     Site developed by Sites2BeSeen.