The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the flowers are in full bloom- so why is Toot so blue? In an effort to cheer up his best friend, Puddle bakes Toot's favorite berry cobbler, takes him on a river rafting adventure, invites all of their friends over for a fun-filled day of games and sing-alongs, but nothing seems to help. Just when he is about to give up, a sudden thunderstorm hits Woodcock Pocket, flooding all of Pocket Pond. The next day, Puddle waks up to find the air cleared...and his old friend back. With a cheerful mix of humor, warmth, and a classic style all her own, Holly Hobbie captures how the coming of a new day and good friends can help raise our spirits. Best of all, this affordable paperback edition comes with two punch-out recipe cards with step-by-step instructions that kids can follow to make a no-bake fruit cheesecake and chilled strawberry lemonade.
Praise for You Are My Sunshine : "Gentle watercolors add a light touch to Toot's malaise without compromising the compassion found in this graceful treatment of a delicate issue." -- Kirkus Reviews "The cartoon illustrations are right on target in portraying the gist of the story and the characters' emotions, from the initial downcast, self-critical Toot to the carefree, puddle-skipping piglet at the end." -- School Library Journal Praise for the Toot and Puddle series: "In the great tradition of Frog and Toad and George and Martha come Toot & Puddle, a pair of pigs that have delighted young readers (and older ones) since their debut." -- Publishers Weekly "Toot and Puddle [are] on the fast track to literary immortality." -- New York Times Book Review "Every new Toot and Puddle adventure is an eagerly awaited event." -- Kirkus Reviews
Holly Hobbie ist seit dreißig Jahren freischaffende Künstlerin und hat in den USA eine Vielzahl von Bilderbüchern illustriert. Sie lebt mit ihrem Mann in Conway, Massachusetts, USA; ihre Kinder sind bereits erwachsen. Das liebenswerte Freundespaar Hops und Huper hat in den USA und in Deutschland die Herzen von Kindern und Erwachsenen im Sturm erobert.