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  • Published: 1 April 2007
  • ISBN: 9781582462066
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $12.99

The Puddle Pail


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Elisa Kleven's beloved little blue crocodile, Ernst, stars in this story about two brothers. While sensible Sol collects things like feathers and shells, Ernst has a more whimsical approach: He wants to collect puddles and all they reflect--clouds, stripes, colors, and stars. Ernst's imagination soars once he begins his amazing collection.

Two brothers have very different ideas about what to collect--one likes bottlecaps, the other likes...puddles! Elisa Kleven's second book featuring Ernst, the inquisitive crocodile. Previous editions sold 28,000 copiesWill appeal to budding naturalists and collectors.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2007
  • ISBN: 9781582462066
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Elisa Kleven

Elisa Kleven writes and illustrates picture books because she's never outgrown a deep childhood urge to enter a magical world. To date, she has written and illustrated thirteen books and illustrated fifteen others, including her School Library Journal Best Book, Puddle Pail, which also features the crocodile brothers, Ernst and Sol; her New York Times Best Illustrated Book, Sun Bread; The Lion and the Little Red Bird; and The Paper Princess. Elisa and her family and live in Albany, California.

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