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Hello, Puddle!

Anita Sanchez, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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A nonfiction picture book exploring a deceptively simple but unexpectedly crucial resource for wildlife: puddles! This lyrical, gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book is perfect for young science learners and nature lovers.

Hello, puddle! Who's here?

A normal everyday puddle may not seem very special. But for a mother turtle, it might be the perfect place to lay her eggs. For a squirrel, it might be the only spot to cool off and get a drink when the sun is shining down in July. And for any child, it can be a window into the elegant, complex natural world right outside their window.

With lush, playful illustrations and fun facts about the animals featured, Hello, Puddle! is a joyful celebration of the remarkable in the ordinary, and the importance of even the most humble places in fostering life.

Praise For Hello, Puddle!

"A curiosity-stoking exploration of the way even the smallest bodies of water sustain life.”  — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An appealing introduction to an often-overlooked part of nature." — Booklist

"Charming visuals and deceptively simple text combine in a book that will reward repeat readings and inspire little naturalists." — School Library Journal

Clarion Books, 9780358381440, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2022

About the Author

Anita Sanchez is the author of many books for children, including Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch, Rotten!: Vultures, Beetles, Slime, and Nature's Other Decomposers, and Hello, Puddle!. Visit Anita online at

Luisa Uribe is an illustrator living in Bogotá, Colombia. She holds a graphic design degree from the National University of Colombia and an MA in art and design from Loughborough University.