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After the Puddles and their dogs (Sally and Sally) get separated from eachother, they must find their way back, but the unexpected happens along the way. Join them on their journey.

- The Children's Book Committee of Bank Street College of Education


"The Problems with the Puddles ...sometimes feels like it’s holding a very personal conversation with the child reader. One that the adult reader is not privy to.

-Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse8 Production

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STARRED REVIEW! Publishers Weekly

"Young readers will savor this rollicking adventure that eventually brings a family together on a street that perhaps belongs in our nation's capital: Compromise Road."
-Deborah Hokinson, BookPage


"Kids that enjoy reading will have a lot of fun with this one. Kate Feiffer has developed a story jam-packed with entertaining word play."

- Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review

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"The Problem with the Puddles is a blast from first page to last. My only complaint is that I didn't write it!"
- Sara Pennypacker, author of Clementine


"As far as I'm concerned, the only problem with the Puddles is that there aren't enough books about them. Now that I've actually met this eccentric family and their adventurous dogs, now that I've lived in their damp and wonderful world, now that I can actually see them, thanks to Tricia Tusa's marvelous drawings, I can't get enough of them. So hop to it, Kate Feiffer.... The world needs more Puddles!"

- Nick Bruel, author of Bad Kitty


Almost a picture on every page. A great choice for kids transitioning to chapter books!

Simon & Schuster 2010

Order The Problem with The Puddles today:

Big Sally and Little Sally

Illustrations copyright Tricia Tusa

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