Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Bloomsbury Child
Pub Date: October 2016
Being Aussie I was not familiar with Ben Faulks’ name but UK readers will recognise it from his very popular television presence. This is his first picture book and is colourfully illustrated by Ben Cort, who also did the illustrations for Aliens Love Underpants and Shark in the Dark.
This is simply a very fun look at the eternal joy of splashing in puddles but with a twist of imagination that invites young readers to picture what might be hiding in some of those tempting pools.
Watch out for muddy puddles!
Because you never really know…
What there might be lurking
down in the depths below.
Pirates, fossils deep in the earth, kissing frogs or a gigantic rubber duck all just might give you a surprise but really splishing, sploshing, splashing in puddles is always just great fun.
Lots of onomatoepia and interesting vocabulary, rhythm and vibrancy will engage young readers from Prep-3.