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Toot & Puddle: Puddle's ABC (Toot & Puddle )

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  133 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Otto wants to learn how to write his name, but he doesn't know the alphabet. So Puddle decides to teach him using his own original words and pictures.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Sep 07, 2012 Sierra rated it it was ok
This book introduced letters and the alphabet and then went in to a couple different words that started with each letter. Although it’s a good read aloud book for pre-kindergarten students to familiarize themselves with letters of the alphabet and how to spell. It would be useful as an alphabet reference or a “tutor” type book but I wouldn’t read it to students older than kindergarten because by that time children should know their alphabet and be writing mini sentences! Puddle paints throughout ...more
Dec 29, 2015 Jack rated it really liked it
Shelves: k-g-4
Written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie (Denise Holly Ulinskas). Lovely watercolor illustrations. "One day Puddle decided to teach Otto how to write his name" resulting is a nice ABC book.
Age Range: 3 - 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 1
Sarah Ashburn
Jun 01, 2015 Sarah Ashburn rated it really liked it
Shelves: language-play
I really enjoyed this book. I think it would be great for young children who are learning their ABCs and the different sounds that these letters make. I really like the repetition and the use of similar sounds for the letters of the alphabet. Great children's book!
Feb 15, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library this week. He really likes ABC books.

The ABC part of this book was fine, even cute, although definitely not brilliant. The rest of the book -- eh, felt like a lot of filler to me.
Mar 24, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I thought it was a cute book of helpfulness and friendship. I also love alphabet books.
Sep 23, 2011 Candice rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sophie, children just beginning to learn their alphabet
Shelves: picture-books
Another fun-to-read Toot & Puddle book. There are a lot of alphabet books out there, and this one ranks in the top tier. It's an alphabet book with a story, as Puddle the pig is teaching his turtle friend Otto the alphabet so that Otto can write his name. Each letter has an engaging picture and a short description. Rather than just one word per letter, most of them have phrases, like "crocodile crunching carrots" and "itchy inchworm". Does Otto learn enough to write his name? Not only that, ...more
Jul 07, 2014 Mckinley rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, abc
Nice ABCs; learning them is set within the story.
Oct 06, 2008 JoAnna rated it liked it
This is another alphabet book I chose to read because I am planning on working with younger kids and would find these very useful! This book is full of pigs! One pig named Puddle is trying to teach his friend, Otto all the letters of the alphabet so he can spell his name! I would use this book in my own classroom when we are working on our names. Another one would be to show the students that there are many many ways to learn the letters of the alphabet!
Kimbely Fletcher
Sep 20, 2009 Kimbely Fletcher rated it really liked it
Shelves: toddler-books
Puddle, of Toot and Puddle fame, is called upon to teach Otto the turtle how to spell his name but first must teach him the alphabet. Puddle paints his way through the alphabet with wonderful pictures for each letter. This book is not only a journey through the alphabet, but a story as well. I would use this book to teach the kids how to write their name. I would also use it to teach the kids how to help eachother.
Apr 09, 2009 Ronda rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, abc_books
This was a fun read-aloud that I really enjoyed sharing with my son. For some reason, the drawing of the Itchy Inchworm always sent my son into giggles--and of course, that would set me off. Great to share with a child who is feeling kind of overwhelmed with learning all those letters.
Kristine Hansen
Jul 13, 2014 Kristine Hansen rated it it was amazing
Of course we have to have an ABC book, but the story sandwiching the rest is what makes this whole thing worthwhile and another delightful Toot and Puddle book. Just love all of these (and S for "Somebody's Sleeping" really sparks the imagination!)
Apr 13, 2013 Christina rated it really liked it
Shelves: pb-favorites
This seems like a great book to use in teaching the alphabet to students. It definitely emphasizes the sounds of letters as well as an awareness of print. If I ever teach kindergarten, this book will be on my list!
Jan 01, 2011 Tracy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
I love that Puddle is tutoring his friend on letters. A great way to "tutor" young readers without them knowing it! Puddle's illustrations of each letter are charming and sometimes funny!
Nov 06, 2013 Rosa rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book, 2013
A story with an alphabet portion to it. Toot teaches Otto how to write his name. The quick process is a little misleading but it's still a fun story.
Jul 23, 2011 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, alphabet
I like this book because it tells a story as Puddle the Pig teaches his friend Otto the Turtle the alphabet so he can write his name.
A Wanlass
Mar 06, 2008 A Wanlass rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It had a surprisingly good defination of "alphabet." The pictures for each letter were amusing.
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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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