Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Problem with the Puddles

The Problem with the Puddles by Kate Feiffer, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)
The Puddle parents cannot seem to agree about anything, but when their dogs go missing the whole family embarks on an unlikely quest that eventually answers many unasked questions.

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Telling this slight story, which oozes metaliterary preciosity from every pore, takes nearly 200 pages, however, since the author relies on repetition to tell it-lots and tons of repeated repetition. Aiming for endearing quirkiness but achieving mostly contrivance, Feiffer gives readers little reason to care about her characters. Style, vocabulary and action veer from preschool level to middle-grade and back.