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Toot & Puddle: The One and Only (Toot & Puddle )

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  198 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
In the tenth book in Holly Hobbie's bestselling Toot & Puddle series, Toot and Puddle's beloved cousin Opal takes center stage. There's a brand new student named Bubbles in Opal's class, and Bubbles loves to do everything Opal does. She dresses like Opal, copies her Halloween costume, and even gets a gold star for making the exact same paper snowflake! Toot and Puddle ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 6th 2006 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published July 2006)
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Jun 04, 2010 jacky rated it liked it
I really like the Toot and Puddle TV show on Nick Jr. I hadn't realized there was a whole series of books until today. I thought one with Opal would be a good one to read aloud to Natalie, but this one was still really too complex for her since it dealt with school. I was also a little disappointed at how little Toot and Puddle were actually in the story. But, I did like the story. I enjoyed how Opal didn't do anything mean to retaliate to Bubbles, but instead helps her out for the greater good ...more
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Dec 17, 2009 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Opal is a better person than me :-) Good lesson on taking the high road and being selfless for the sake of the group.
Jessica Lopez
Feb 24, 2015 Jessica Lopez rated it really liked it
You can never go wrong with a book that has a message to give. In this book, the main character, Opal, is extremely understanding of a new girl that arrives to her small town. This new girl copied everything Opal did, and she would receive great praise for her work, even though it was replicated. Throughout the book Opal takes the copying with grace and in the end winds up helping the new girl. I think we all want to fit in and this book shows aside to it that is usually not represented. I feel ...more
Feb 23, 2010 Sarai rated it really liked it
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Bubbles is a copycat, yet she soon becomes the teacher's pet and the most popular student in class--and Opal's friend Daphne can't stand it! How does Bubbles always win? But when it's time for the class's annual theatrical extravaganza, Opal and Daphne discover one thing Bubbles can't do: dance. Bubbles is bound to be the weak link in the chorus line, unless someone decides to help her.

I didn't like this one as much as I have liked the other Toot and Puddles books because all
Oct 21, 2015 Corinne rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book, kids
interesting book on one way to handle someone who copies everything you do. there was little emphasis on the ending even though it seems to be focused on in the cover, plus it didn't seem like it really resolved the copycat issue. just for this one situation. illustrations were a little confusing once or twice.
Neilandtab Davis
how to deal with copycats. keeping a happy heart and loving your friends.
Nov 18, 2009 Melissa added it
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Not many years of school go by without the appearance of a new student. Much to the chagrin of Opal, Toot and Puddle’s young cousin, the new student, nicknamed Bubbles, joins her class and decides she wants to be exactly like Opal. Opal has a close friend, Daphne, who points out the annoying particulars of the new girl: a copycat and a teacher’s pet. Children will watch how Opal, with the advice of her older cousins, Toot and Puddle, after visits to Woodcock Pocket, handles the situation and tea ...more
good ole Toot and Puddle
Nov 22, 2010 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an interesting story about the new girl in town, rivalries, competition, and doing the right thing. Opal is very flattered and then annoyed at the new girl, Bubbles, and her constant imitation of whatever Opal does. The story is good, but the illustrations are marvelous, with little details, such as the homage to the painting American Gothic that really make this a great book for both parents and children. We really liked the calm wisdom of Puddle, who puts everything into perspective.
Jan 01, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
I liked it, but I didn't love it. The story problem, how to deal with a copycat, is never really resolved. But Opal and Puddle remain characteristically kind and compassionate toward those who might be unpleasant to deal with, even when others are appauled by the situation. Maybe the ending is appropriate to life. We don't always know why people do what they do or why they are the way they are, but we can always choose to be kind. Okay...maybe I liked it more than I thought! :)
The Brothers
Opal must deal with a newcomer to her classroom, Bubbles, that is a horrible copycat. Everything Opal does, Bubble copies and sometimes even gets credit for coming up with the idea. Opal's friend Daphne can't stand that Bubbles is getting so much attention and popularity for little more than stealing Opal's ideas. But Opal is gracious and even takes the time to help Bubbles out on a project that Bubbles can't copy her on.

Fun illustrations.
Amanda Allen
Sep 11, 2012 Amanda Allen rated it it was ok
I love Toot & Puddle but a book about a copy cat, meh. A book about a copy cat where there's a so-so resolution and... Meh. Just all around meh. Except the art. It was lovely.
Oct 11, 2011 Patricia rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
I don't really like the resolution of this book. No good lessons were learned, but maybe some bad habits were. No bueno. I do like the artwork though. I likes pigs.
Jul 28, 2009 Jamie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Teaches kids how to deal with a copycat.
i read it 2 me brother all the time
Jan 24, 2014 Mckinley rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite, picture, heroine, pig
Copy cats or pigs can be annoying.
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Birthed with the name of Denise Holly Ulinskas in 1944, Holly Hobbie first sold her distinctive artwork of the little cat-loving girl who carries herself in a rag dress and giant bonnet. It wasn’t until she married Douglas Hobbie in 1964 when she named her originally nameless character after her.
When the first images of the rag-clothed little girl came to the public’s consciousness, the character
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