Title: Pugtato Babysits the Snouts
Author: Sophie Corrigan
Illustrator: Sophie Corrigan
Publisher: Zonderkids
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Pre-publiscation digital copy
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Description: 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. 

Free copy provided by publisher for review…

Review:  This is such a funny story and with such good illustrations!  Pugtato is doing his chores in the garden when the Snouts ask him to babysit their children.  Pugtato is happy to help look after their babies but the little snouts keep insisting they aren’t babies.

I love how simple and yet funny this book is and the brilliant twist at the end.  As Pugtato begins his babysitting duties the Snouts want to do all sorts of things like play at the nursery, paint pots, swim, etc.  Pugtato keeps trying to look after the babies, worried about their safety but the snouts insist that they aren’t babies and keep trying to get Pugtato involved in their activities.  I won’t reveal what happens as it’s quite a short but very funny story, however there’s a brilliant twist of events and I just love what happens at the end to Pugtato, and that outfit!

I just love the illustrations so much.  I’ve been a fan of Sophie Corrigan’s work ever since I saw her illustrations in ‘Lulu is a Rhinoceros’ and I’ve been a fan of her vegetable inspired creatures ever since on Instagram.  But now having the first chance to read about Pugtato’s adventures in this book I just love how fun all of the characters look and how brilliant the vegetable inspired animals are!  Who knew you could have so many different creatures made of vegetables/animals, but I just love their expressions and how everyone looks.  The illustrations really make the story so funny, especially with the final pages and what Pugtato looks like!

This is such a fun book and I’m sure many children will love to look at the illustrations and enjoy the wonderful rhyming words of Putato’s adventure.  The entire book has a constant rhyming pattern which I enjoyed and it’s such a fun and funny story, I can’t wait to read more of Pugtato’s adventures in other books!  It’s definitely a book I’d recommend and one I think both children and adults will enjoy looking at more than once.

-‘Pugtato Babysits the Snouts’ is out now in digital and will be published in hardback on the 14th October 2021


What do you think of this book?  What do you think of the illustrations or the vegetable inspired animals?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂