A chance stumble upon the 10th Anniversary edition of Holly Hobbie's Toot & Puddle won Finn's heart in the biggest way. He has since acquired a few more Toot & Puddle books and borrowed a few from the library (and he *might* even have a few coming for Christmas) but his favorite, by far, is the one that started it all...
Watching Toot travel through so many foreign lands on so many adventures, he is mesmerized by "what Toot's doing now" and "where is Toot?"
And then there are Puddle's adventures, less glamorous but sweetly familiar.
The illustrations are gentle but charmingly silly, unlike so many children's books today that really can put you into sensory overload.
And Finn loves to hear, over and over, the funny postcard messages that Toot sends from his travels:
I also really appreciate how the adventures Puddle enjoys back in Woodcock Pocket travel through each month, generally sticking to nature appreciation. Isn't Puddle jumping into the pond the sweetest picture?