REVIEW: Pugtato Finds a Thing by Zondervan, illustrated by Sophie Corrigan
Join Pugtato and his adorable “spuddies” in their first ever adventure in this clever and heartwarming picture book.
When Pugtato accidently digs up a mysterious item, he can’t wait to find out what it is. But on his quest to discover its identity, Pugtato learns a thing or two about himself.
Enchanting illustrations. Giggle-inducing text. Unique and loveable characters. Join Pugtato and his cute and quirky pack of pals in this heartwarming picture book that celebrates the power of friendship, compassion, and believing in your own unique gifts.
When Pugtato’s simple, quiet life is disrupted after he digs up a strange object in his garden, he enlists his best “spuddies” to help (they are more clever than he is, after all). Tweetroot is certain it’s a new egg for her nest. Tomatoad is quite sure it’s a toy just for him. And Purrsnip simply won’t stop scratching it! Luckily, Pugtato has another very special spuddy to ask …
Meet Pugtato who is a kind hearted spud. He’s got a lot of friends (of course Purrsnip was my favorite) and he needs to ask them all a question. What is this thing he’s dug up? Each spuddy has an idea of what it could be and what it should be used for but Pugtato knows he hasn’t figured it out yet. A final friend gives him some good advice – “Oh, little Pugtato you must follow your heart. For it holds all the answers and sets you apart.”
The illustrations are fantastic and made me laugh at the clever combination of animals + veggies. Pugtato is inquisitive yet also caring of this strange thing he’s found – “I may not know much but I know when I see … a Thing that needs hugs so here’s one from me.” We all need a Pugtato in our lives. A-