The Noisy Puddle

Linda Booth Sweeney

Miki Sato

A lyrical dip into the noisy, magical world of a vernal pool

In this vibrant and poetic informational picture book, two curious siblings observe the hidden world of a vernal pool: a special kind of puddle habitat that pops up in the spring, dries up by summer, reappears in the fall, and freezes over in the winter—only to come back again in the spring.

Young naturalists and future water stewards will be encouraged to listen, watch, and wait to witness the seasonal changes of the ever-changing puddle and its inhabitants. As readers follow along with the rhythmic text, they will be fascinated to discover many familiar and not-so-familiar creatures that make up the surprising web of interrelationships living in these vital pop-up pools.

With buoyant, lyrical text and beautiful cut-paper collage illustrations, The Noisy Puddle is an immersive introduction to “now-you-see-me, now-you-don’t” wetland habitats.

Linda Booth Sweeney, Miki Sato
Regular price $21.95 CAD
Regular price Sale price $21.95 CAD

SKU: OB400029n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771475310

"Readers will be delighted ... Nature offers up marvelous surprises at every turn—even via a humble puddle teeming with life."

- Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW

"A sensory experience promising to tickle the curiosity of young naturalists, whether in-classroom or on the scene."

- School Library Journal

"This picture book is especially appealing for its lively rhyming text combined with vibrant and complex collage-style illustrations done in eye-popping colour." - Canadian Review of Materials

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Publication date

March 15, 2024

Number of pages


Interest age

From 4 to 8