Children's Book Review: Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles

There’s so much rain! When Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig tuck them into bed, Peppa and her little brother, George, dream of all the puddles there will be to jump in the next day. Little do they know that the rain is turning their house into an island surrounded by water — making for a different kind of adventure for everyone!
Release Date: April 29, 2013
Age Group: Children's
Source: Purchased
Reviewed By: Kelli
Kaitlyn is a huge Peppa Pig fan, so Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles was an instant hit with her.  One of Peppa's favorite things to do is jump in muddy puddles, and Kaitlyn now loves to do the same (oh, joy). 

The story was cute, but the illustrations are what makes this book special.  Peppa and family are all drawn exactly as they appear on the TV series, with stick arms and legs and plain outfits.  As my husband likes to say, they look like a child drew them. 

What Kaitlyn enjoys so much about Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles was seeing each of Peppa's friends' houses.  She loves pointing out where each friend lives, as Peppa and Grandpa Pig stop by each friend's house to deliver items they've purchased from Mrs. Rabbit's store. 

The best part of the book, in my opinion, are the last two pages, which feature a two-page spread of all of the characters jumping in a huge muddy puddle.  Kaitlyn immediately wanted to know each character's name (and I didn't know them all right away) so we looked them up on Wikipedia.  Now she likes to quiz me and make sure I have all the characters' names correct. 

Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles is a lot of fun for Peppa fans.  There really isn't much educational value to this book, beyond the obvious benefits of reading, which is why it lost 1/2 star.  But overall, it's a very fun read which Peppa fans will surely enjoy.


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