BookTrust Book of the Day 15 Sep 2021
“It’s ingenious to present typical toddler behaviour – such as not wanting to share toys – through an animal like Ruffles. In fact, the Ruffles book really shines for its lack of finger-wagging (although there’s plenty of tail wagging!). The tone is light and the message sinks in through humour and repetition. David Melling shows the reasons behind the refusal to share and that this instinct is not inherently bad but comes from a sense of protection over the toys and belongings we hold most dear.” BookTrust
Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of preschool life in this new picture book series from the award-winning author and illustrator David Melling. Just like every preschooler, Ruffles the puppy experiences all the ups and downs of daily life as he learns about the world around him. There are LOTS of things he likes and LOTS of things he doesn’t . . . and he doesn’t always get things quite right! The Teeny Tiny Kittens have come to stay and Ruffles is NOT happy. They pounce and purr and snore and jump and POOP! Worst of all, they want to play with Big Blue Blankie, and Ruffles doesn’t want to share. But the Teeny Tiny Kittens don’t understand and there’s trouble when Big Blue Blankie is accidentally ripped. Luckily, Ruffles’ new feline friends show him that sharing together is the very best way to make friends and play.
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See also Ruffles And The Red, Red Coat