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Puddle Pug, written by Kim Norman and illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi

Puddle Pug, by Kim Norman | Book Review

Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | October 13, 2014

Puddle Pug, written by Kim Norman and illustrated by Keika YamaguchiPuddle Pug

By Kim Norman; Illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi

Age Range: 3 – 8 years

Hardcover Book: 32 pages

Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (2014)

ISBN: 978-1-4549-0436-6

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.

Puddle Pug Kim Norman, illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi

Illustration copyright © 2014 by Keika Yamaguchi from Puddle Pug by Kim Norman.

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 0-3Animal Books, and Board Books categories to discover more great books for sharing with the youngest readers and listeners.

Tenley Peck and her husband, Rob are in the process of adopting a little girl from China. Currently, she is a proud parent to a very furry 7 year old Chow Chow named Walker. He enjoys children’s books featuring rabbits and squirrels (the more realistic the illustrations the better) and he especially likes scratch and sniff books. Tenley is a former Program Manager, responsible for marketing content and program management for a major distributor in the promotional products space. She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Gonzaga University and a Bachelors in Business from the University of Washington. Now, she is the CEO of the Peck Household. She likes to cook, bake, travel, spend time with family and friends, decorate, and walk her adorable dog Walker.

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