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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (117 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Feiffer Narrator: Halley Feiffer Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Eight-and-a-half years ago, when their beautiful baby girl was born, Mr. and Mrs. Puddle couldn't agree on what to name her. So Mrs. Puddle calls her daughter Emily and Mr. Puddle calls her Ferdinanda. And everyone else? They call her Baby.

Having parents who agree to disagree does mean twice as many presents on your birthday, but it can complicate your life! There was the time Baby's parents couldn't agree on what kind of dog to get - so they got two, both named Sally. One summer day, when rushing back to the city from their country house, the Puddles leave the Sallys behind. Will the Puddles agree to go back? What will become of the Sallys? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Stiles | 2/20/2014

    " Mr. Puddle loves living in the country and Mrs. Puddle loves living in the city. They have two children, Baby who is eight and Tom her older brother. Mr. and Mrs. Puddle had another son. He was their first born son and they had given him up at birth because they felt they were too young to have children. The Puddles waited several days for the rain to let up so they could leave. They always disagreed about everything. When the rain finally stopped they rushed around packing the car and then sped off without their dogs. They argue about whether they should continue on and call the neighbors or if they should turn around. The dogs have realized they have been left behind and start making their way toward the city. The puddles have car trouble along the way and that is where their adventure really begins. This was a funny book. At times I felt like I was reading a book that was a cross between Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket. It is just quirky enough that I think my students will like it. I really didn’t think I was going to like it when I first picked it up. I decided it looked like an easy read so I would get it done and over with. Little did I know that it would charm its way into my heart. I can’t wait to order it and put it on my shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/3/2014

    " A cute book - but it just didn't click with me for some reason. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boni | 1/29/2014

    " I thought this was a completely delightful and charming book, thoroughly enjoyable and funny, until page 130 when it veered in some strange direction and lost me for the rest of the book. Weirdest experience I've ever had reading a book. Tricia Tusa's art is phenomenal though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 1/26/2014

    " I read the audio version of this book. I had to make myself finish this book. Mr. and Mrs. Puddle who could never agree on anything became annoying to me. I did enjoy the alternate viewpoints of the dogs, Little Sally and Big Sally. I believe there will be an audience problem with this book. It's 200 pages, but seems more suited to the interests of primary age students. The tongue in cheek humor works much better in The Willoughbys than it does here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 1/25/2014

    " bizarre but fun. audience? and what was the point of the skunks? i liked it overall. 4 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Prehn | 1/23/2014

    " The kids really liked it. A bit overboard for an adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/18/2014

    " This is a funny young reader book. It gives good chuckles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elsie Adams | 12/5/2013

    " Elsie loved this book (and so did I). It was laugh out loud funny, switching between the perspective of the family and the dogs they left behind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pati | 11/30/2013

    " 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 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Mcneil | 11/20/2013

    " Darling, clever word play, cute story. The only problem is that the target audience will need to be explained a lot of the humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 11/12/2013

    " Listened to on way to MIL house. Kids enjoyed it and it does have some funny bits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 11/7/2013

    " Wonky and delightful. This book is full of crazy, over-the-top characters and fun word play. It reminds me so much of...something...but I can't remember what! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clarissa | 3/15/2013

    " Picked this one up on a whim. It was OK. Nothing to get super excited about. Eccentric characters... my favorites were the dogs (both named Sally). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/6/2013

    " So funny. The characters are absolutely ridiculous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/31/2013

    " I'm sorry, I so wanted to like this, but I just couldn't get excited about it. And when I'm avoiding reading altogether because I don't want to pick up my current book, that's when I know it's time to quit that book. I feel like I've seen these characters before -- quirky parents, sensible children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 8/26/2012

    " I was not impressed with The Problem with the Puddles. It is not Newbery material. I thought it had too much dialogue and it felt very frenetic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/11/2011

    " These people are crazy fun! The text and illustrations work great together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karyn The Pirate | 9/17/2011

    " I found this book to be a bit too confusing to be funny. The characters spent most of the book agreeing to disagree to form any kind of attachment to them. The two dogs, both named Sally, were the only characters whom really showed much personality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kati | 5/4/2011

    " Cute book for kids. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ily | 11/19/2010

    " Not as funny as I hoped. It was an ok read for my family to share together. "

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