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It's Toot's birthday soon and Puddle wants to get him a special present. But he can't find anything that he thinks is just right. Puddle is about to give up, when he finds the best present ever, or so he thinks...
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Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for thirty years. She is the author of the acclaimed Toot and Puddle, as well as an illustrated memoir; The art of Holly Hobbie. The mother of grown children. She lives with her husband in Conway Massachusetts.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 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
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Book Description Hodder, 2000. Condition: New. Holly Hobbie (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0750030216