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- ISBN-13: 9780316166867
- ISBN-10: 0316166863
- Publisher: Little Brown & Co
- Publish Date: October 2007
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-UP
- Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.25 x 10.25 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
Check out Toot & Puddle: Let It Snow, the latest in the series by Holly Hobbie. These two charming friends remind me a bit of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad, and in this book they each try to surprise each other with an exciting homemade gift. Toot knows that "the best present was usually something you made yourself, a one-of-a-kind thingamajig, not just a whatsit anyone could buy in a store."
Hobbie's watercolors are full of personality, and her homey scenes are cozy enough to make readers want to pull up a chair and visit. Toot and Puddle ski through the snow, and Puddle announces, "I wish I could take this morning and put it in my pocket and keep it forever." This is a sweet but never syrupy book about friendship and giving, and readers will enjoy seeing what perfect gifts Toot and Puddle end up making for one another.