The Problem with the Puddles

By Kate Feiffer; Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Hardcover, 9781416949619, 208pp.)

Publication Date: February 2009

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What if your parents agreed to disagree?

Eight and a half years ago, when their beautiful baby girl was born, Mr. and Mrs. Puddle couldn't agree on what to name her. So Mrs. Puddle calls her daughter Emily and Mr. Puddle calls her Ferdinanda. And everyone else? They call her Baby.

Having parents who agree to disagree does mean twice as many presents on your birthday, but it can complicate your life! There was the time Baby's parents couldn't agree on what kind of dog to get -- so they got two, both named Sally. One summer day, when rushing back to the city from their country house, the Puddles leave the Sallys behind. Will the Puddles agree to go back? What will become of the Sallys?

Kate Feiffer's debut novel is by turns funny, heartwarming, and wholly satisfying. Tricia Tusa's pleasing artwork makes the Puddles' world complete.

Let the Puddle family into your heart. You will be glad you did.




About the Author
Kate Feiffer is a writer, a filmmaker, and a mother. She is the author of the picture books "No Go Sleep!"; "President Pennybaker"; "But I Wanted a Baby Brother!"; "The Wild, Wild Inside"; "Which Puppy?"; "My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life"; and" Double Pink"; and of the middle-grade novels "Signed by Zelda "and "The Problem with the Puddles." She lives with her family on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Visit her at KateFeiffer.com.

TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou; The Magic Hat by Mem Fox; "The End of the Beginning" by Avi; and her own Follow Me.
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