The Problem with the Puddles

Illustrated by Tricia Tusa
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About The Book


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.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

Kate Feiffer is a writer and a filmmaker. The New York Times Book Review heralded Ms. Feiffer “economy of style and understated wit” in her debut picture book Double Pink, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. Ms. Feiffer and her family live on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by a bird in a tree in the Luxembourg gardens in Paris.

Tricia Tusa has illustrated numerous acclaimed picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck, Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou, and the New York Times bestsellers The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan and Fred Stays with Me by Nancy Coffelt. She lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 24, 2009)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439156698
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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