Princess Puffybottom . . . and Darryl
Princess Puffybottom has the purrfect life among her adoring subjects. All is well...until an intruder arrives in her kingdom. Surely he will be banished soon. Or could he be here to stay? Princess Puffybottom is not amused.

Princess Puffybottom . . . and Darryl Details

TitlePrincess Puffybottom . . . and Darryl
Author
ReleaseFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherTundra Books (NY)
ISBN-139781101919255
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Cats, Dogs

Princess Puffybottom . . . and Darryl Review

  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada, Tundra Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to provide an honest review of this adorable children's book.Princess Puffybottom....and Darryl was overall a nice story that teaches some valuable lessons. I also really liked how the household had two moms and brought a baby into the family. The illustrations were beautiful and I think brought the characters to light in the way the author intended. I was slightly disappointed that it wasn't a little longer Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada, Tundra Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to provide an honest review of this adorable children's book.Princess Puffybottom....and Darryl was overall a nice story that teaches some valuable lessons. I also really liked how the household had two moms and brought a baby into the family. The illustrations were beautiful and I think brought the characters to light in the way the author intended. I was slightly disappointed that it wasn't a little longer and that there wasn't a little more to the story. It isn't entirely original, but at the same time, my 18 month old (or any other young child that this book is for) didn't/won't care.
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  • Lacy
    January 1, 1970
    I have seen NO ONE mention that Princess Puffybottom has two mommies! Of course it's not a big deal YES IT IS or about that, which I guess I am making it now but I'm happy about it and want to express my gratitude, but children need more books that just show families being families. This book wouldn't show up on my kindle correctly so I downloaded the app Netgalley recommends. That made the graphics visible but the words were so small I could barely read them even when I zoomed in. I still enjoy I have seen NO ONE mention that Princess Puffybottom has two mommies! Of course it's not a big deal YES IT IS or about that, which I guess I am making it now but I'm happy about it and want to express my gratitude, but children need more books that just show families being families. This book wouldn't show up on my kindle correctly so I downloaded the app Netgalley recommends. That made the graphics visible but the words were so small I could barely read them even when I zoomed in. I still enjoyed the book. It was too short but the graphics are absolutely gorgeous. I recommend Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl to anyone who loves pets, loved the movie The Secret Life of Pets, the movie Bolt, the movie Homeward Bound, or are planning on additional family members joining the family whether they are fur babies or tiny humans. I can't wait to own this book in hardback. 💕💕💕 Final thoughts: PLEASE MAKE PRINCESS PUFFYBOTTOM AND DARRYL INTO A FEATURE FILM***Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Random House Canada and Tundra Books for allowing me to review this adorable book.***
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  • La Coccinelle
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this one (cat books can be hit-or-miss for me), but this is actually a pretty funny book. Princess Puffybottom lives with her "subjects" (a lesbian couple, which was a pleasant surprise) and life is good... until the day they bring home a puppy named Darryl. Darryl offends Princess Puffybottom's sensibilities terribly; he's uncouth and disgusting (at least, in the cat's mind). Watching her try to get the puppy banished is pretty funny. She tries all sorts I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this one (cat books can be hit-or-miss for me), but this is actually a pretty funny book. Princess Puffybottom lives with her "subjects" (a lesbian couple, which was a pleasant surprise) and life is good... until the day they bring home a puppy named Darryl. Darryl offends Princess Puffybottom's sensibilities terribly; he's uncouth and disgusting (at least, in the cat's mind). Watching her try to get the puppy banished is pretty funny. She tries all sorts of tricks, but nothing works, and she eventually has to accept that the dog is there for good.There's another story thread that's sort of running along in the background involving the women, and I didn't pick up on it right away. It's all spelled out by the end of the book, though, and it promises more aggravation for poor Princess Puffybottom. And she thought Darryl was bad!The illustrations are really quite adorable. (Somehow, the illustrator even managed to make a pile of poop look cute!) And I appreciate the fact that the women are not only a same-sex couple, but also people of colour. It's not actually talked about in the text (it's just accepted as the way things are), but the lovely illustrations bring the characters to life. I kind of like how this was done, especially with the ending; but this makes viewing the pictures rather essential to grasping the plot.Overall, I enjoyed this more than I thought I might. It's a good story about rivalry and jealousy, but also tolerance and acceptance.
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  • Etienne
    January 1, 1970
    A bit too light headed for my personal taste. Not a bad book, but a arrogant cat and a dog that try to get its attention, might be consider cute or funny, but not by my standard, clearly not a book for me!
  • Jessie Bond
    January 1, 1970
    Oh no my heart melted
  • Christine (Padfoot's Library)
    January 1, 1970
    If Susin Nielsen writes it, I will read it. I had heard about this from Susin when she was in Toronto last year for a book preview, so I was eagerly anticipating the final product. The art work is just beautiful!! Definitely a story that I can see becoming a kids movie one day, it's so adorable! I always love reading picture books, and even though I'm a ways away from being a mother myself, I think this is a great book because 1) it features the adorable princess puffybottom and darryl, 2) it ha If Susin Nielsen writes it, I will read it. I had heard about this from Susin when she was in Toronto last year for a book preview, so I was eagerly anticipating the final product. The art work is just beautiful!! Definitely a story that I can see becoming a kids movie one day, it's so adorable! I always love reading picture books, and even though I'm a ways away from being a mother myself, I think this is a great book because 1) it features the adorable princess puffybottom and darryl, 2) it handles the complexities of mixed and blended families in a really sweet way, and 3) the parents are two mom (yay for representation)!! All in all, definitely one that I think readers of all ages will enjoy. I know I'm gifting a copy to some of my expecting friends! :D Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review/consideration. All opinions are my own. #PRHPartner
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  • Lana
    January 1, 1970
    This is a cute story of the relationship between Princess Puffybottom and Darryl. Princess Puffybottom thought her fancy kitty life was just fine until one day her family brought a puppy home. She decides to do everything in her power to get her old life back, and get rid of Darryl.I can totally relate to this story. It’s always chaos for a few days when a new pet is introduced at home. As much as I liked this story, I can only give it a four star because I was hoping for a bit more sassy cat an This is a cute story of the relationship between Princess Puffybottom and Darryl. Princess Puffybottom thought her fancy kitty life was just fine until one day her family brought a puppy home. She decides to do everything in her power to get her old life back, and get rid of Darryl.I can totally relate to this story. It’s always chaos for a few days when a new pet is introduced at home. As much as I liked this story, I can only give it a four star because I was hoping for a bit more sassy cat and naughty puppy illustrations. The illustrations were good, but I feel as if they could have portrayed these naughty little pets a bit better to make it more entertaining. Thank you to Penguin Random House and NetGalley for the chance to review this advanced copy. My opinions are my own.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    A cute story that isn't super special but the illustrations make it a 4 star read. A same-sex, poc couple with a child? More of that please!
  • Annese
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars for the illustrations and everything happening with the family in the background. Meh to the cat and dog story.
  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Cute story about happily spoiled cat that has to survive new puppy roommate. The illustrations earned an extra star, as it included persons of color and same sex couple.
  • Tin Cheung
    January 1, 1970
    The cutest story about a cat named Princess Puffybottom, who is not too excited about having to share a home with a new member of the family, the derpy dog named Darryl.
  • Storywraps
    January 1, 1970
    This is a delightful story that kids will love. Princess Puffybottom is a refined, elegant feline who has the humans in her home wrapped around her cute furry paws. She gets meals that are fit for royalty, servants that take care of her "delicate matters" ( her litterbox), and all the love and affection that she so rightly deserves. Hellooooo!!!! Then one day her purr-fect Princess world is turned upside down with the arrival of... Darryl, a dog of all things! She finds him totally uncouth, disg This is a delightful story that kids will love. Princess Puffybottom is a refined, elegant feline who has the humans in her home wrapped around her cute furry paws. She gets meals that are fit for royalty, servants that take care of her "delicate matters" ( her litterbox), and all the love and affection that she so rightly deserves. Hellooooo!!!! Then one day her purr-fect Princess world is turned upside down with the arrival of... Darryl, a dog of all things! She finds him totally uncouth, disgusting and well.... an animal! He pees everywhere, licks up his own vomit, drinks from the toilet and has no eloquence in him at all. Yuk! The arrogant Princess concocts schemes to get rid of him but to no avail. It seems that he is there to stay. The humans don't even seem to care about his mannerisms as they are focused on other things. Princess Puffybottom concedes that Darryl does include her when he tips over the trash and they share the leftovers they find together and he does adore and worship her... that is truly obvious. Perhaps she needs to cut him some slack and at least try to co-exist with this adorable little guy. When she makes the decision to finally get over herself she finds that her world goes back to being purr-fect again. Well... for a little while it is. A wonderful, fun twist is added at the end of the story which just might turn Princess Puffybottom's world on its ear once again. Mmmmmm... wonder what that might be? The illustrations are so expressive and full of life. I really love them. They make a perfect marriage to the text and add a lot of richness to the story. The storyline is full of humour and just plain fun. The unexpected ending will be a big hit I'm sure. Who doesn't love a clever twist that is guaranteed to make you smile? I highly recommend it.
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  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    My Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley, thank you Penguin Random House Canada & Tundra Books. The following is my honest opinion. Having loved a black cat dearly for the past 15 years, I was instantly attracted to this cover. Munchkin is madly in love with our cat Valerie, so I thought it would be a fun book to share with him. This book was above and beyond anything I could have ever expected. This is kind of how my cat's life went, she was queen bee, ruled the My Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley, thank you Penguin Random House Canada & Tundra Books. The following is my honest opinion. Having loved a black cat dearly for the past 15 years, I was instantly attracted to this cover. Munchkin is madly in love with our cat Valerie, so I thought it would be a fun book to share with him. This book was above and beyond anything I could have ever expected. This is kind of how my cat's life went, she was queen bee, ruled the house and had everything she could want, we brought home a big bouncy dog and she was not happy. It was so fun to read the progression in Princess Puffybottom's life and it was fun to revisit memories of our own household. I like how the message of change and new things can be good was subtle but clearly there. Also in the background we get to see a loving and stable relationship between two women, I love how it is there not hiding but also not being forced to the front. This is a very sweet story and it would be a perfect bedtime story for little ones. The soft illustration style and colors are soothing and the story is short enough to read to sleepy kids.
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  • Susan Johnston
    January 1, 1970
    Princess Fuzzypants here: Naturally when I saw a title character named Princess Puffypants, I was intrigued. Those of us with magnificent natural floofs are worthy of attention.It turns out the book is as charming a children’s story as I expected. It tells the story of a beautiful kitty who has her humans well trained until, one day, that they the unforgivable. They adopt a puppy named Darryl.He is a pest in her carefully arranged world and no matter what she tries, she does not seem to be able Princess Fuzzypants here: Naturally when I saw a title character named Princess Puffypants, I was intrigued. Those of us with magnificent natural floofs are worthy of attention.It turns out the book is as charming a children’s story as I expected. It tells the story of a beautiful kitty who has her humans well trained until, one day, that they the unforgivable. They adopt a puppy named Darryl.He is a pest in her carefully arranged world and no matter what she tries, she does not seem to be able to get rid of him. The failure of her efforts makes her sad but no one but Darryl even notices. It is at that moment that the two become friends- naturally with the kitty still in charge.It is a delightful little story with sweet artwork that will enchant the young reader. Five purrs and two paws up.
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  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of those children's picture books that is almost written more for the parents, because much of the humor is aimed at them. That said, it is still a very cute book that will appeal to anyone familiar with cats, puppies, and the possible interactions between them. The final reveal leads to another story which would also make a good book, and I hope that it comes about, with the new third character.Susan Nielsen is best known for writing for television and for her chapter books for olde This is one of those children's picture books that is almost written more for the parents, because much of the humor is aimed at them. That said, it is still a very cute book that will appeal to anyone familiar with cats, puppies, and the possible interactions between them. The final reveal leads to another story which would also make a good book, and I hope that it comes about, with the new third character.Susan Nielsen is best known for writing for television and for her chapter books for older kids and teens, so this was a very pleasant surprise. She and artist Olivia Chin Mueller both have cats, whose photos appear in place of the creators in the book, for reasons made clear in the liner notes. That was another cute touch that won't mean much to the kids, but adds another bit of humor for the grownups.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Penguin for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review.What a glorious, funny, cute-as-a-puppy picture book. Susin Nielson's writing is wry and funny, while Olivia Chin Mueller's art is insanely adorable, vibrant and expressive. I'm not personally much of a cat person (don't be mad, I'm allergic so I try to keep my emotional distance!), but I loved how much Princess Puffybottom leaned in to her own brattiness. And Darryl: sweet, puke-eating, empty-brained Darryl. When he come Thank you to Penguin for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review.What a glorious, funny, cute-as-a-puppy picture book. Susin Nielson's writing is wry and funny, while Olivia Chin Mueller's art is insanely adorable, vibrant and expressive. I'm not personally much of a cat person (don't be mad, I'm allergic so I try to keep my emotional distance!), but I loved how much Princess Puffybottom leaned in to her own brattiness. And Darryl: sweet, puke-eating, empty-brained Darryl. When he comes into the house with his cone on? I died. I love that the humans are a lesbian couple and gasped happily when I first saw Princess Puffybottom crawl into their bed. At the end of the book — SPOILER — the couple brings home a baby. Sign me up for a sequel! I'm ready! I'm here for it!
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  • Tiffany Neal
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this digital ARC. If you know anything about me, you know that I love cats. Even if they are snobby, particular, and frustrating pets at times, they will always have my heart. This adorable story is about a pretentious cat rather annoyed at the new furry member of the family and her evil plans to send this new pet on his way. She's so wrapped up in her plan, she doesn't see something else happening in the background. The illustrations are lovely and Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this digital ARC. If you know anything about me, you know that I love cats. Even if they are snobby, particular, and frustrating pets at times, they will always have my heart. This adorable story is about a pretentious cat rather annoyed at the new furry member of the family and her evil plans to send this new pet on his way. She's so wrapped up in her plan, she doesn't see something else happening in the background. The illustrations are lovely and provide a great deal of inferential clues in the background with the words of the story simple, but funny and will certainly have kids laughing at Princess Puffybottom's antics. I would highly recommend for elementary students, in particular, K-2 classrooms.
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  • Samantha Fraenkel
    January 1, 1970
    Princess Puffybottom's life has been turned upside after the arrival of Darryl. She is confident that it will only be a matter of time until he is banished from her perfect kingdom. But what if Darryl is here to stay?Such a fun story about accepting new members into your household and how even when things seem bad, there is a silver lining to everything. Loved the illustrations and the cute twist at the end. Definitely one I will be recommending to young readers.ARC Provided by NetGalley
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    A delightful story about Princess Puffybottom ... and Darryl, the new puppy who has come to live in their shared home. While it's a lovely 'new sibling' story, it's also a bigger story about learning to get along with others when circumstances change beyond your control. Williams' wonderful illustrations include some hints for eagle-eyed readers about what might be happening next with Princess and Darryl's owners, and the overall inclusionary feel makes the story that much more relevant in today A delightful story about Princess Puffybottom ... and Darryl, the new puppy who has come to live in their shared home. While it's a lovely 'new sibling' story, it's also a bigger story about learning to get along with others when circumstances change beyond your control. Williams' wonderful illustrations include some hints for eagle-eyed readers about what might be happening next with Princess and Darryl's owners, and the overall inclusionary feel makes the story that much more relevant in today's society.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    This book is so cute and funny! We loved Princess Puffybottoms properness and her narration.This book definitely offers some valuable lessons to children. As well as representation of mixed/blended families. Its one the few children's book I have read where there are two mommies! And illustrations are so beautiful!A great little read for kids and families if you like pets or not.•Thank You to the publisher for #gifting me this book!•For more of my book content check out instagram.com/bookalong
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  • Barbra
    January 1, 1970
    Princess Puffybottom is used to being pampered, so the day Darryl the dog comes to live with her family is a disaster for her. She can not live with his horrible habits. She tries everything to get rid of him but to no avail. In the end though she finds it not so bad because she is adored in everyday by Darryl himself. Soft coloured illustrations create a homey feel to this book about getting along.
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  • Alicia
    January 1, 1970
    Cute children's book about an "only child" cat who is suddenly forced to share her space and attention with a new puppy, despite her valiant attempts to rid herself of his presence. However, underlying it all is a sweet story of learning how to accept others and make friendships... even in places you don't expect. The artwork is lovely, offering a fun portrayal of the rather snooty Puffybottom and the goofy Darryl.
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  • Brittany Smith
    January 1, 1970
    This book is adorable! Tho I will like almost every book with a cat. I loved the story in this one. It kind of taught a lesson about change and adapting, but it wasn’t over the top or too pushy. The artwork fits perfect with the story. Princess Puffybottom starts out all haughty but learns to realax! Princess Puffybottom and Darryl are so cute and sweet and I loved them both! Such a cute book!
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  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    Princess Puffybottom is exactly what she sounds like-- princess of the house. She's not thrilled when Darryl comes to live in her kingdom. He acts like an animal! When Princess Puffybottom is at her lowest, she finds that maybe Darryl isn't so bad... Adorable, sweet, silly, and of course, PUFFY! Any animal lover will adore this feisty feline and her new friend.
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  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    A cute little cat and dog story made exceptional by the illustrations. The cat is distressed when a puppy moves in, but things come together. The human protagonists are a same sex couple of two WoC, and it's just life. It's lovely. There's a cute little twist at the end, as the cat and dog have made peace.
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  • Cat
    January 1, 1970
    Yep, that's cats. Princess Puffybottom rules! I've known dogs to be cowed by cats. My big guy terrifies a 7o lb family dog! Littles will enjoy this story. The illustrations didn't quite download properly to my Kindle, but what I was able to see looked wonderful! Not too detailed and the cat and dog were sweet!I received a Kindle Arc in exchange from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.
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  • Bekka
    January 1, 1970
    Super cute! I really enjoyed the story, and the humor. The illustrations were a bit of a throwback to more 1970s styles of illustration. I liked the story the illustrations told as well, and the diversity of characters that were shown. This is a cute book that kids and grownups both can enjoy.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Sure, the story itself isn't super innovative, but it is very adorable and gently inclusive (Princess Puffybottom's subjects are a nonwhite lesbian couple!). I really loved the art, and I think it'll be a cute readaloud.
  • Meg
    January 1, 1970
    A diva cat is given a reality check when her “subjects” (to my delight, gay women of color) bring hope a dopey dog. Named Darryl. Bonus points for the author photos at the back being OF THEIR CATS. ❤Second read-through makes me appreciate the illustrator's attention to detail and Easter eggs throughout! A diva cat is given a reality check when her “subjects” (to my delight, gay women of color) bring hope a dopey dog. Named Darryl. Bonus points for the author photos at the back being OF THEIR CATS. ❤️Second read-through makes me appreciate the illustrator's attention to detail and Easter eggs throughout!
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    I’ll always read everything Olivia illustrates. This one was cute tho and it was very subtle but it was nice seeing diverse couple as the owners
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