THE PUDDLEMAN by Raymond Briggs

THE PUDDLEMAN

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Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

It hasn’t rained for ages, but that’s not enough to prevent a young lad from revisiting favorite puddles from earlier walks. Pulling his game, if befuddled, grandpa at the end of a long leash, the child is initially sad to find the puddles reduced to spots in the road. But then along comes the Puddleman, a grizzled gent invisible to grownups and bent beneath a stack of puddles—each of which is just the right shape for a particular place. Characteristically illustrated with soft-toned colored-pencil country scenes in big, easy-to-follow sequential panels, this outing celebrates a child’s gift for flights of imagination (though, to be sure, even Grandpa can see the refurbished puddles once they’re in place), while presenting an amusing picture of interplay between a hyper-energetic youngster and an elder caregiver doing his best to keep up. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-09-945642-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Red Fox/Trafalgar
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2006




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