REVIEW: Pugtato Babysits the Snouts by Zondervan, illustrations by Sophie Corrigan
Join Pugtato as he takes on the job of babysitting the Brussels Snouts, who in their playful way teach him that no matter how small you are, you can still do big, adventurous things.
Pugtato thinks babysitting will be easy … how much trouble can baby Brussels Snouts get into? But as the day unfolds, the rambunctious little Snouts decide to show Pugtato they are not little babies, and prove that size doesn’t matter when it comes to having lots of fun with your good spuddies.
This is the third Pugato book I’ve read and they just keep getting cuter. This time Pugato discovers that babysitting isn’t as easy as it looks – which is something I bet most adults have already discovered – no matter how cute the babies are. And if the “babies” don’t think they’re that at all, well who knows what will happen.
The inventive mash-up of veggies and animals is ingenious – Pugtato, Brussel Snounts, and artichicks among others. The illustrations are fantastic and (for the most part) the rhyming is fun and entertaining (with only one bit I had to reread to get it to come out right in my head). I can see adults and children having fun reading out loud and listening to this one. B+