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Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle by Axel Scheffler
Published by Nosy Crow
Release Date: 27th December 2011
Pages: 32
Ages: 1 and up.
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository
Publishers Summmary:

Pip comes to Posy’s house to play, and they have a lovely time. But Pip is having so much fun that he forgets that he needs to pee.

Littlebug Loves Pip and Posy: “Puddles! Yikes! Pip makes a puddle in this story and I feel so sad for him. Sometimes I don’t make it to the potty and make a puddle too. I know what it feels like and it always makes me so sad, but mom always says it’s okay and I can try again next time. We clean up just like Pip and Posy and then play some more! I’m so happy I’m not the only one who makes puddles sometimes! I love Pip and Posy!”


Mom’s Two Cents: In the day of the life of a toddler accidents are simply a fact of life. For Pip and Posy who love to play the day away the accident comes in the form of a little puddle. Fortunately Posy is a wonderful friend and helps Pip to clean up, get dressed and get back to playing. The next time Pip doesn’t forget, but remembers and uses the potty.

What a brilliant series! Pip and Posy is a new series by Axel Scheffler who many know from his popular illustrations for The Gruffalo and it has quickly become a favorite of ours. Much like the Tilly and Friends series by Polly Dunbar, Pip & Posy find themselves in everyday situations that most toddlers & preschoolers find themselves in. The illustrations are adorable and Pip & Posy are two characters kiddos can’t help but connect with.

With The Little Puddle it was instant love for Littlebug. We actually received a copy a few months ago and began reading it right around the time she began potty training. Now, this certainly isn’t a “potty training” book, but it absolutely helped! It became particularly helpful after she reached the point where she was no longer relying on pull-ups to catch her accidents. Every so often she’d have an accident and had a tendency to really get upset about it, even seeing Pip have his accident made her sad at first. What was wonderful was how through her reading she learned that it was still important to keep trying to make it to the potty, but if she didn’t it was something that happened to everyone and not to worry. Which to me was an invaluable lesson, and one that’s helped both of us tremendously!

Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle by Axel Scheffler is a marvelous new story for kiddos that helps them understand that everyone has accidents. This could certainly be applied to any number of things and not only potty related accidents. Helping kiddos to know that accidents are a part of life can help to reduce stress and help them enjoy life and childhood that much more. In our home I’ve even seen a reduction in the amount of accidents since our reading of Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle began. The new Pip and Posy series is one I’d highly recommend to anyone who reads to a toddler/preschooler at any time!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 1 to 7. Turn accidents into something that children can move forward from, by learning to let them go and try to be more mindful of in the future. A fabulous new series for toddlers/preschoolers!

Pip and Posy Activity Page (PDF)

Visit the official Pip and Posy website! (Your kiddos will love it!) Below is a video of the author, Axel Scheffler (also know for The Gruffalo), as he reads Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle:

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2 Responses to Book Review: Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle by Axel Scheffler

  1. Oh how sweet and useful! I love the thought of this one.

  2. Joanna says:

    Not having kids myself, I don’t often read ones for real littlies, but I do love the sound of this one, Danielle!

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