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The activities of a homebody and an enthusiastic world traveler are contrasted in illustrations brimming with humor. Two anthropomorphic pigs live in the country setting of Woodcock Pocket. There, Puddle turns his head to the sun streaming in his kitchen window as he makes popcorn on the stove. Meanwhile, Toot peers at the globe with a magnifying glass, planning an ambitious trip. He asks Puddle along, but goes forth alone, and from then on, the experiences of the two are laid side by side on the double-page spreads. A monthly postcard from Toot is reproduced over an illustration from his year-long adventure (scaling cliffs in the Alps, visiting an Italian pastry shop, taking a camel ride through Egypt, etc.), and a sort of reply comes from a scene of Puddle savoring events on the home front: gathering maple sap for syrup, playing in spring mud, painting a self-portrait, or trying out a Halloween mask. In Hobbie's expert watercolors are dozens of inventive touches--Puddle wearing a shower cap in the bath, Toot floating among hippos, some of his limbs breaking the surface in a subtle mimicry of their stances, funny allusions to famous art or locales; the book and its heroes are endearing, and readers will want to see more of Woodcock Pocket soon. (Picture book. 4-7) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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
This was a favorite for my three girls. They loved the postcards. It is one they suggest when we are buying children's books as gifts.Published 10 days ago by Kristie Dierks
My kids love Toot & Puddle. The story is light and the drawings are beautiful.
I wonder how these kids got to pay for their trips?!
this series of books are honestly some of the best out there. FABULOUS illustration, and ALWAYS a sweet compelling story of friendship.Published 4 months ago by Cori Dantini
Toot and Puddle is one of my favorite books with adorable illustrations. There friendship is priceless.Published 9 months ago by Colleen
I liked it. However I am not sure how the recipient liked it. She is pretty ambivalent about books, and I have not seen her since I gave her the book at the end of the school... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Edith R. Lauderdale
I love the complete innocence, imagination, and exuberance of two baby piglets who live all by themselves in a little pocket of idyllic, unspoiled forest called Woodcock... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Banshee
I packed it in my daughter's memory box when she left last September for college. She cried when she saw it!Published 19 months ago by Tammy Towers