Last February, one of my PPBF picks was Kim Norman’s book, If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws! Today I have picked another of Kim’s books.
Synopsis: (from publisher’s website) Percy the Pug loves puddles—big puddles, small puddles, swamp puddles, stomp puddles. But no puddle is perfect . . . until he finds one with three friendly piglets. But protective Mama Pig says NO PUGS and chases Percy away! Irresistibly illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi, Kim Norman’s tale about a persistent pug and his pursuit of friendship in puddle paradise brims with warmth and charm.
Opening: Percy was a puddle pug. He loved puddles of every sort:
Resources: Make your own puddle map. Label the puddles and use paw print stencil or stamp (found at craft stores) to mark the path from puddle to puddle as you read the story. Draw or name the creatures that Percy encounters at the puddles on his search for the perfect puddle. Talk about why that creature might be in or near a puddle.
Why I Like This Book: Percy is adorable! And it’s not just his little pug face! His personality is adorable, too. Adorable and endearing. On top of that, Kim Norman’s language is just plain fun. I couldn’t wait to turn the pages and read her delightful descriptions of the puddles Percy explores. I posted the opening above and that’s just a glimpse at the cuter-than-cute, read aloud fun that awaits. Also, Keika Yamaguchi’s illustrations couldn’t be more perfect! She captures emotion in every spread. And that makes Pug Puddle a perfect marriage between text and art!
Susanna Leonard Hill, most magnificent host of Perfect Picture Book Friday, has compiled a categorized list of the books that have been reviewed. It’s an incredible resource for parents and teachers. For me as a writer, it has been a way to build my library list each week. To access the list, click HERE.