The Deep, Deep Puddle

The Deep, Deep Puddle Cover

The Deep, Deep Puddle

By Mary Jessie Parker; Deborah Zemke (Illustrator)

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737655, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2013


Young puddle jumpers will delight in this silly Seuss-like fantasy about a puddle that keeps on growing. How deep can it get? So deep that soon enough, glub glub glub, the entire city sinks out of sight, only to reappear later with everything in disarray. This ingenious urban counting tale will engage young ones learning their numbers, as well as older readers who will enjoy the overlying story and the breezy artwork.

About the Author
Mary Jessie Parker is a former teacher and current children's book author.

Deborah Zemke is a designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books.

Praise For The Deep, Deep Puddle

"Kids will be happy to dive right in, whether it’s shared in a lap or as part of a group." - Kirkus Reviews

"The gouache illustrations, which use a variety of points of view and are full of interesting details, angular people, and vibrant motion, are a delight to pore over." - School Library Journal