Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Published: April 2014
Age range: 3 upwards
Hardcover with Jacket
10 X 10
Carton Quantity: 30
Percy the Pug loves puddles—big puddles, small puddles, swamp puddles, stomp puddles. But no puddle is perfect . . . until he finds one with three friendly piglets. But protective Mama Pig says NO PUGS and chases Percy away! Irresistibly illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi, Kim Norman's tale about a persistent pug and his pursuit of friendship in puddle paradise brims with warmth and charm.
Kim Norman is the author of several children's books, including Ten on the Sled and If It's Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws!, both illustrated by Liza Woodruff; Crocodaddy, illustrated by David Walker; and The Great Christmas Crisis, illustrated by Jannie Ho (all Sterling). She and her husband live in Smithfield, VA, and have two grown sons, as well as a “granddog,” Niles. Visit Kim online at kimnormanbooks.com.
Keika Yamaguchi graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. A former Walt Disney Imagineering intern, she illustrated the children's book Sick of Being Sick (3DAL), written by Justin Sullivan.Visit her at keikashouse.com to see more of her work. She lives in La Crescenta, CA.
"... sweet-natured story about a dog's hunt for the perfect puddle ... Norman's storytelling bounds along with an energy to match that of Percy ...Yamaguchi, illustrator of the self-published Sick of Being Sick, seals the deal. Pug devotees will be all over roly-poly Percy's enormous and expressive eyes, surreptitious attempts at infiltrating the pigs' wallow, and all-around gleeful splashing in puddles large and small." —Publishers Weekly
“Through playful, alliterative sentences, as well as simple rhyme, Norman carries children, alongside Percy, on a curious journey to define home—and the “perfect puddle.” A read-aloud that charmingly explores the depths of friendship, security, and community.” —Booklist Online