Thursday, May 23, 2013

Candlewick Press Releases "Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles" from the Hit Animated Series, Peppa Pig (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book, along with plush toy from the vendor, in order to facilitate an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


Is your daughter a fan of Peppa Pig?  Not sure what Peppa Pig is?  Peppa Pig a British animated series that has become popular here in the US and airs on Nick Jr.?   After stumbling upon this animated series last year, my daughters have become instant fans.  One of Savannah's first words besides Mommy, Daddy, Sista and Nana and Papa, was Peppa Pig.  It was so cute to hear her say this the first time.  And, now whenever she see her pink piggy friend on television and in stores, she squeals with joy. :-)  Arabella is also following suit and can now say Peppa Pig, as well as the other characters of the show. What is so great about this animated series is that the episodes are only approximately 5 minutes in length, making them great for the younger audience to watch and stay engaged from start to finish.  And, the story lines are not complicated and usually entails showing Peppa Pig, her brother George and friends doing everyday activities like swimming, having a play date, riding bikes, etc.  The pigs do everything that humans do, like wear clothes, live in a house, eat food like humans do, along with talking.  I think this is why my daughters, and so many other children love this animated series -- -- as they see a talking pink pig, doing things they do on a daily basis. 

We are no stranger to Peppa Pig merchandise.  This past Christmas, Santa surprised the girls with a Peppa Pig tea set from Fisher Price, as well as clothing (which I found off of eBay from UK vendors).  But, because this show is relatively new to the US, there hasn't been much merchandise available for purchase.  Peppa Pig is receiving such a great response from families and has a growing viewership, more and more products are hitting the market, like plush Peppa Pig toys, as well as books and movies. 

If you follow my blog, then you have seen countless children's book reviews from Candlewick Press, a children's publishing group based out of Somerville, MA (where I am originally from).  I have been reviewing and share their books with you all for the past 4 years.  So, I was excited to learn recently that they were joining in the Peppa Pig craze and offering a book for fans, "Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles."  This books is based on one of the popular episodes of this hit show.  I know as we have seen this particular episodes countless times.  This book, also has DVD available by the same name, which Santa gave the girls, too. :-)

Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles

I was excited when I was chosen to review this book, as I knew two Peppa Pig fans who would go crazy when they saw the book.  And, boy were they.  In addition to the book, I was also sent along the new Hug 'n Oink Peppa Pig Doll (retail value $21.99), which giggles, talks and snorts when you squeeze its belly.  Too cute!  

As soon as the girls saw both the book and plush doll, they ran around the living room gathering up their other Peppa Pig memorabilia and nestled in on the couch for me to read the book to them, as they took turns giving Peppa Pig a squeeze to hear her make noise.  This cute plush pig didn't distract the girls from the "Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles" book,  which they are all too familiar with the story of jumping in muddy puddles and needing to wear their boots.  Here is a description from the Candlewick Press website about the book, for those who may not be familiar with Peppa Pig or this popular episode, which the book is based on:

Synopsis from Candlewick Press Website:

Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles

"There’s so much rain! When Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig tuck them into bed, Peppa and her little brother, George, dream of all the puddles there will be to jump in the next day. Little do they know that the rain is turning their house into an island surrounded by water -- making for a different kind of adventure for everyone! 

Peppa Pig is back! Get ready to join in on two new adventures starring the beloved, award-winning U.K. sensation."

So, if you have a Peppa Pig fan in your house like I do, then you will want to check out "Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles" now available in hardcover from Candlewick Press, for only $12.99.  from this popular series.  It was great to be able to read this book to the girls, and see their eyes light up each and every time their favorite pink pig appeared in colorful illustrations.  And, now each day the girls pull this book from the bookcase to have me read to them after lunch, or at bedtime.  It has become a staple in our daily routine, and one we all look forward to.  I can't wait to see what other titles from this animated series will come from Candlewick Press.  We will definitely be picking them up to add to our growing Peppa Pig memorabilia collection.   lift the tea cups to their noses. :-)

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book, along with plush toy from the vendor, in order to facilitate an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. My son used to love Peppa Pig but he's outgrown it, i love the accents, it's an adorable show.

  2. My daughter loves Peppa Pig. Thanks for the review. I love how colorful this book looks!

  3. I haven't seen this but I am going to make sure that my niece checks it out. Reminds me of one of my favorite children's books...The Piggy in the Puddle.

  4. This sounds like such a cute book! I've actually never heard of it so I will have to check it out! Thanks for the review.
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  5. Aww! This looks adorable!! She looks so excited about it!!