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May 31 2011

Pip and Posy: the little puddle by Axel Scheffler

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Nosy Crow, 2011. ISBN 9780857630049.
From the illustrator of The Gruffalo comes another Pip and Posy story for the very young. This time Pip comes to Posy's place to play, and because it is too wet to play outside, they have to stay indoors. They have heaps of fun, so much that Pip forgets to go to the toilet and has an accident. But Posy brings a level head to the situation and soon the friends are happily playing again, even if Pip does look a little strange.
It's a simple story based on a very ordinary situation and that's what engages the age group. They can relate to both characters, and the illustrations are just enchanting. There's even a lesson to be learned by grown-ups in this one.
Barbara Braxton

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