The Problem with the Puddles

The Problem with the Puddles

Illustrated by: Tricia Tusa
For Ages: 8 - 12
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What if your parents agreed to disagree?

Eight and a half years ago, when their beautiful baby girl was born, Mr. and Mrs. Puddle couldn't agree on what to name her. So Mrs. Puddle calls her daughter Emily and Mr. Puddle calls her Ferdinanda. And everyone else? They call her Baby.

Having parents who agree to disagree does mean twice as many presents on your birthday, but it can complicate your life! There was the time Baby's parents couldn't agree on what kind of dog to get -- so they got two, both named Sally. One summer day, when rushing back to the city from their country house, the Puddles leave the Sallys behind. Will the Puddles agree to go back? What will become of the Sallys?

Kate Feiffer's debut novel is by turns funny, heartwarming, and wholly satisfying. Tricia Tusa's pleasing artwork makes the Puddles' world complete.

Let the Puddle family into your heart. You will be glad you did.
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  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416949619 | 
  • February 2009 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
List Price $19.99

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Author Kate Feiffer discusses her book "Which Puppy?"

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