Pugtato Babysits the Snouts

by Sophie Corrigan, Zondervan,

On Sale: 2021-09-07

Book Summary

From Sophie Corrigan, the creator of the bestselling Pugtato Finds a Thing and Let’s Be Best Spuddies, comes Pugtato Babysits the Snouts, a humorous follow-up to the first Pugtato picture book that finds our lovable protagonist in over his head as he takes on the task of babysitting the wild and rambunctious Brussels Snouts.

About the Book

What do you get when you cross imaginative and loveable characters, enchanting and inspiring illustrations and a giggle-inducing story? ...Pugtato, a simple, good spud and a hilarious mashup of pet and vegetable characters by the inimitable illustrator Sophie Corrigan! Join Pugtato as he takes on the job of babysitting the Brussels Snouts.

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.

Pugtato Babysits the Snouts delivers:

  • A delightful, giggle-inducing, rhyming, read-aloud story perfect for kids ages 4-8
  • Imaginative, silly pet and vegetable mashups such as Pugtato, Tomatoad, Carrat, Cowbbage, Croccoli, Unicorn on the Cob and more!
  • A beautiful, eye-catching cover, rich with color and embossed texture

Young children will learn invaluable lessons from Pugtato about:

  • Friendship
  • Acceptance
  • Responsibility
  • Creativity

You’ll also want to follow Pugtato’s adventures in Pugtato, Let’s Be Best Spuddies, Pugtato Finds a Thing, and Pugtato and Friends Audio Collection: 3 Books in 1.


Pugtato finds his inner child when he babysits a trio of young mischief-makers. Pugtato--who has the face of a pug, two tiny arms, and a spud body--agrees to watch three little Brussels snouts, who resemble green piglets, while their parents shop. He has little idea how energetic and creative these wee ones are. When Pugtato tries to carry them, they declare that they're not babies and carry him instead. All set to work painting potted plants with some artichicks; the snouts add adornments like pompoms and sequins. When a yellow bell pupper passes by, skipping rope with a length of twine, the snouts declare they need to try it, too. With a long piece of twine, they fashion a tightrope; Pugtato cycles across it on a bicycle with the snouts holding on. Next comes a splashfest, triggered by the antics of some baby croccolis. One of the snouts finds a hose and turns a bucket into a nifty pool. Pugtato doesn't want to swim without a bathing suit, so the snouts fashion him a big diaper. After so much activity, Pugtato falls asleep. When he wakes, the snout parents are back, and the little snouts want to know if they can babysit Pugtato again. Corrigan's text, relayed in rhyming couplets, is a punny delight, and her cute pictures have a childlike feel. Children who may never have imagined that veggies could be made so adorable might well find themselves looking at their dinner plates with new eyes. Pugtato is ridiculously appealing. Wordplay and antics geared to the very young funny bone.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zonderkidz
  • On Sale: 2021-09-07
  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication Date: 2021-09-07
  • Trim Size: 262.000mm x 264.000mm x 9.000mm
  • Weight: 507.000gr
  • Category 1 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Babysitting, Day Care & Child Care
  • Category 2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • Category 3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • Category 4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • Category 5 : FICTION / Romance / Clean & Wholesome