Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Storytime: Muddy Paws by Moira Butterfield

This cute little picture book has been a favorite since last spring. (yes, that is how long this post has been languishing in draft form.) 

As soon as I spotted Muddy Paws by Moira Butterfield, I knew my little boy would love it.  You see, we had a new puppy that we had been trying to name for several weeks and this story is about a boy attempting to think of a name for his new puppy. Just perfect!

The illustrations are soft, diffused and very sweet but also dynamic.

In the story, as the boy explores the neighborhood seeking inspiration for a puppy name, the puppy explores too.

Of course, each of puppy's adventures involve dirt, water and muddy pawprints everywhere--- but he earns a name-- Muddypaws!

This is such a cute book and my little guy recommends it highly. Here is his review!

Linking to the Read to me: Picture Book Challenge.


  1. What a cute guest reviewer!
    I will have to check that book out, T!

  2. Thank you! Maybe you have some potential guest reviewers hanging around your house too? I'd love to make this a recurrent feature if readers like it and find it useful-- they can get the scoop right from the target audience!

  3. Adorable! The book and this little guest reviewer! He should be featured more often with his own book reviews :)

  4. +JMJ+

    My potential guest reviewers run away when they see me approaching with the camera! =P

    But it seems that Talon is a rising star in the book blogging/vlogging world! I'd definitely read the book on his recommendation! =D

  5. That's an idea! As soon as our routine gets going we will do a few.

  6. Thanks, Jillian and Brenna-- It was lots of fun and he plans to do more.

    E: haha-- too funny imagining you chasing potential reviewers with a camera!

  7. So cute! Love the illustrations in the book too! Seems like I see a lot of digital style cartoony illustrations these days that it's refreshing to see such beautiful drawings used.

  8. What a cutie! I do love that curly hair! This idea is so great -- I can think of so many reasons why it would be beneficial to make reviews like this. Well done!


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