I’ll Be Home for Christmas

January 13, 2020 - Comment

Toot goes to a family reunion in Scotland, promising Puddle that he’ll be back in Woodcock Pocket in time for Christmas. However a huge snowstorm strands him far away from home on Christmas Eve. Full-color illustrations.Loving piggy pals Toot and Puddle are back–well, actually, Toot isn’t back yet. As in Holly Hobbie’s earlier Toot and

Toot goes to a family reunion in Scotland, promising Puddle that he’ll be back in Woodcock Pocket in time for Christmas. However a huge snowstorm strands him far away from home on Christmas Eve. Full-color illustrations.Loving piggy pals Toot and Puddle are back–well, actually, Toot isn’t back yet. As in Holly Hobbie’s earlier Toot and Puddle, Toot has the travel bug while Puddle contentedly tends the home fires. In his postcard from Scotland, Toot promises to be home for Christmas. But ice storms and delayed flights threaten to spoil the holiday plans… until an unexpected fellow traveler saves the day.

Hobbie’s marvelous illustrations are filled with telling details and subtle wit: Toot caroling his heart out in an Edinburgh blizzard with a few sheep buddies; Puddle curled up in an armchair with crayons and holiday cards (signed with a blank space before “and Puddle,” in anticipation of Toot’s signature). The devotion the pigs share for each other is sweet, never sickly, and young readers with best friends will know exactly how they feel, being apart at a most important time. Several more Toot and Puddle titles will also enchant, including A Present for Toot and You Are My Sunshine. (Ages 3 to 7) –Emilie Coulter

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Anonymous says:

Toot and Puddles Comes Home for Christmas I wanted to buy at least one children’s book for the holidays. In fact, I plan to make this a thing now. Every Christmas or Halloween, I’m going to buy at least one children’s book for the occasion so my collection can grow. I had a hard time deciding which book I wanted to get last Christmas, but a great part of me remembered my childhood and how I always wanted the Toot and Puddles I’ll Be Home for Christmas book, but I never got it. So obviously, this made it the perfect occasion to get it…

Anonymous says:

Instant Favorite – Sure to Be Our Christmas Eve Bedtime Book TOOT AND PUDDLE I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is the first book in this series that we have read, and it has been an instant family favorite. Toot & Puddle are good friends and delightfully different characters.Holly Hobbie’s watercolor paintings are really spectacular. She does a great job of creating very expressive characters. She also does gorgeous work creating the domestic and nature scenes that are the backdrop for Toot and Puddle’s conversations. I got an artists friend to look…

Anonymous says:

Cute story I collect Christmas books to do a book advent with my sons. So from the day after thanksgiving to the day after Christmas they get to open a book and read it that night all together. A wonderful tradition for all of us. I’m pretty selective of the books we purchase as we are not religious but want the books we read to talk about the meaning of the holidays (being with friends and family, giving to others and being a helpful part of our community) this book fits in with those guidelines but it’s…

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