Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | October 13, 2014
Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Hardcover Book: 32 pages
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (2014)
What to expect: Pugs, Pigs, and Friendship
This beautifully illustrated hardcover book tells the story of a pug in the search for a perfect pond. When he finally discovers the “perfect” pond the pigs that inhabit the pond do not want to share. However, when tragedy strikes, Percy the Pug comes to the rescue. Due to his good deed, Percy and the pigs develop an uplifting friendship which allows them to live in harmony.
The illustrations are cute and detail each animal’s emotion at the time. Due to the detailed and emotive illustrations, kids will identify with Percy when he is scared of the mama pig or happy when he finds the perfect pond.
This story elicits warmth, teaches the value of friendship, and demonstrates the importance of helping others. Children will learn great core values and at the same time love following along with Percy’s adventures to find the perfect pond. This up-lifting book is great for kids ages 3 to 8 and is destined to become a bedtime favorite!
Add this book to your collection: Puddle Pug
About the Author
Kim Norman is the author of several children’s books, including Ten on the Sled and If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws!, both illustrated by Liza Woodruff; Crocodaddy, illustrated by David Walker; and The Great Christmas Crisis, illustrated by Jannie Ho (all Sterling). She and her husband live in Smithfield, VA, and have two grown sons, as well as a “granddog,” Niles. Visit Kim online atkimnormanbooks.com.
About the Illustrator
Keika Yamaguchi graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. A former Walt Disney Imagineering intern, she illustrated the children’s bookSick of Being Sick (3DAL), written by Justin Sullivan.Visit her at keikashouse.com to see more of her work. She lives in La Crescenta, CA.
Puddle Pug, by Kim Norman, was reviewed by Tenley Peck. Follow along with our Books for Ages 0-3, Animal Books, and Board Books categories to discover more great books for sharing with the youngest readers and listeners.