Hardcover, 40 pages
Published by Candlewick (2009-09-22)
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Amazon DescriptionLauren Child takes the lead with this wry and wooly tale of a pampered poodle who just wants to paddle in puddles — like REAL dogs do.
Trixie Twinkle Toes lives in the lap of luxury, with every creature comfort a manicured paw away. Adored by the glamorous Mademoiselle Bruleé, the little poodle has a maid to plump her pillows and a cook to prepare her nibbles. But Trixie isn’t happy. She doesn’t like the puffing and poofing and preening. She doesn’t like being dressed in little pink ponchos. She wants to be dazzlingly dangerous and daring. She wants to step in puddles! With a witty text that scampers across the pages and hilarious mixed-media illustrations, Lauren Child offers a one-ofa-kind treat — sure to entice both spirited little readers and deeply devoted dog-lovers alike.
One Potato Review
From the brilliant and prolific Lauren Child: Charlie and Lola may seem everywhere these days (not least on the TV), still let’s not take their creator for granted. This book is pretty much what it sounds like on it’s surface, but the wonder remains how easy it is to get sucked in. This is partly attributable to Child’s graphic resourcefulness (here is an artist who apparently never throws anything away), and part to Trixie’s stoic angst. This dog can’t talk - not to psychic or psychiatrist. In a genre spilling over with hyper-verbal princesses and ballerinas, there’s finally something even a little poignant about her voicelessness.