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Puddles and Arthur are very special friends. But in the week before Easter, Arthur goes missing. Worried and sad, each day, Puddles searches for Arthur. She has something important to tell him but he is nowhere to be seen. On Sunday, as everyone enjoys the Easter celebrations, Puddles has her own reason to celebrate‌

In the Puddles big book series:

Also available

A Wet and Windy Harvest for Puddles Puddles Lends a Paw Puddles and the Christmas Play A Wedding Day Wish for Puddles

Fabulous soft toys of:

Freddie the vicar Puddles the cat Arthur the cat 4 Kittens set

For a complete catalogue of all Books@Press products please visit

ISBN 978-0-9558886-3-2

www.booksatpress.co.uk 9 780955 888632

Gill Vaisey

Illustrations by

Louise Gwillym


For Biscuit ~ my inspiration Gill

For Daniel Louise

Happy memories of our special black cats: Ebony, Guinevere, Truffle and Midnight Gill

Published by

Books @ Press 7 Butlers Mead • Millend Blakeney • Gloucestershire GL15 4EH • UK ISBN: 978-0-9558886-3-2 Text © Gill Vaisey 2010 Illustrations © Louise Gwillym 2010 First published in the UK 2010 The right of Gill Vaisey to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Any person who does any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages. Design by David Rose Printed in China through Printworks International Ltd.

Copies of this book and accompanying resources are available from: Gill Vaisey

Primary Religious Education Support Service 7 Butlers Mead • Millend Blakeney • Gloucestershire GL15 4EH • UK Telephone: 01594 516490 Email: booksatpress@hotmail.com • Website: www.booksatpress.co.uk

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Puddles and the Happy Easter Day, is the fifth in a series of big books which introduce very young children to aspects of the Christian faith. They are designed to capture the interest and imagination of children through the adventures of Puddles – a very mischievous cat. Look out for other titles to follow more adventures of Puddles, accompanied by the Reverend Freddie Fisher. About the Author: Gill Vaisey is a Religious Education Consultant specialising in the primary and early years phases of education. After studying for her B.Ed. Hons. degree, with Religious Studies as her specialist subject, she taught primary age pupils before taking up a post as an Advisory Teacher for Religious Education in Gwent. Gill has been a successful freelance consultant since 1996 and has developed a passion for early years education through her most recent work with this age group. About the Illustrator: Louise Gwillym is a Nursery Nurse who has been working within the school environment for fourteen years. Through working with primary age children, Louise has developed her individual style of art which captures the interest and imagination of children of all ages, and in particular those in the early years phase of education. Teacher Consultant: The advice and expertise of Melissa Griffiths has been invaluable in producing this book and accompanying resources. Melissa has many years’ experience as an RE Co-ordinator and has worked with early years pupils for nine years. Acknowledgements: Many thanks are extended to the following for their valuable comments and support: The Revd Alex Pye, Martin Holmes, Jane Hopkins and the children at Apple Tree Day Nursery.

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Puddles loved the springtime. Flowers blossomed in the sunshine.

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Newborn lambs frolicked in the fields.

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The Reverend Freddie Fisher also loved the springtime. Next week was Easter; the most important Christian festival in the year.

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Puddles listened carefully with the children. Miss Lewis turned the page…

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Miss Lewis closed the Bible. The children thought carefully about the story. They thought about sad times and how sad the people were when Jesus had died. Then they thought about happy times and remembered how happy and amazed the people were that Jesus was alive again. Puddles Easter Bk FINAL.pdf 8

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When Sunday School was over, Puddles wandered outside. She thought about Arthur. She was happy that he was her very special friend. She had something important to tell him. But Arthur was not in the churchyard where he usually was...

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Puddles ran down to the village pond. She saw the swans with their cygnets.

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She heard the birds with their chicks. The rabbits hopped about with their babies.

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Puddles Easter Jkt

16/6/10

15:12

Page 1

Puddles and Arthur are very special friends. But in the week before Easter, Arthur goes missing. Worried and sad, each day, Puddles searches for Arthur. She has something important to tell him but he is nowhere to be seen. On Sunday, as everyone enjoys the Easter celebrations, Puddles has her own reason to celebrate‌

In the Puddles big book series:

Also available

A Wet and Windy Harvest for Puddles Puddles Lends a Paw Puddles and the Christmas Play A Wedding Day Wish for Puddles

Fabulous soft toys of:

Freddie the vicar Puddles the cat Arthur the cat 4 Kittens set

For a complete catalogue of all Books@Press products please visit

ISBN 978-0-9558886-3-2

www.booksatpress.co.uk 9 780955 888632

Gill Vaisey

Illustrations by

Louise Gwillym


Puddles and the Happy Easter Day