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Puddles and the Christening Splash!, is the sixth 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! Puddles and Arthur are the proud new parents of four little kittens. Ziggy, Mustard, Midnight… and one with no name! As everyone celebrates the baptism service of Sally and Mike’s twins, Puddles and Arthur still can’t think of a name for the little white kitten. Then, as the baptism service unfolds, there is more than one surprise in store…

In the Puddles big book series:

Also available

A Wet and Windy Harvest for Puddles Puddles Lends a Paw Puddles and the Christmas Play Puddles and the Happy Easter Day 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 at Press products please visit

ISBN 978-0-9558886-4-9

www.booksatpress.co.uk 9 780955 888649

Gill Vaisey

Illustrations by

Louise Gwillym


For Biscuit ~ my inspiration To Martin ~ for all the years of faith, support and encouragement – thank you. Gill

To Dan and Rosie ~ you make the sun shine brighter Louise

and in celebration of the arrival of William, Freya and Sophie, new family for Mel, Alan and Harry. 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 for many years and is now a nationally known figure providing a wealth of training and support for LAs, Dioceses, Schools and Nursery Settings. About the Illustrator: Louise Gwillym is an experienced Teaching Assistant who has been working within the school environment for many 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 Conwy (née Griffiths) has been invaluable in producing this book and accompanying resources. Melissa has many years’ experience as an RE Co-ordinator and working with early years pupils.

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ISBN: 978-0-9558886-4-9

Martin Holmes, Jac Breen, the teachers and children at Gilwern Primary School and Hopscotch Nursery School.

Text © Gill Vaisey 2014 Illustrations © Louise Gwillym 2014 First published in the UK 2014

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Four fluffy kittens played joyfully in the sunshine. Life was such an adventure and there was so much to learn.


Puddles called her kittens to come away from the pond. She didn’t want one of them falling in!


The Reverend Freddie Fisher liked having the new family of cats in the vicarage.


Sally and Mike were also celebrating the arrival of their new family.


All the visitors were excited and wanted to know the babies’ names. Mike had chosen Alice and Anya but Sally wanted Chloe and Clare... how could they choose?!


Puddles and Arthur had also been trying to choose names. At last, they had decided on Ziggy for the grey kitten, Mustard for the ginger one and Midnight for the black one.


But what about the white one?! They just couldn’t decide‌


The following week, the church bells rang for the Sunday Service. But this was no ordinary service. This was a special baptism service to welcome the new babies into the church family.


Everyone in the village had been looking forward to this special day.


Sally and Mike proudly walked into the church with the twins snuggled up in their brand new christening gowns and tiny little boots to keep their feet warm.


Ziggy, Mustard, Midnight and the kitten with no name, scampered down the aisle of the church. Puddles and Arthur watched them proudly.


Puddles and the Christening Splash!, is the sixth 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! Puddles and Arthur are the proud new parents of four little kittens. Ziggy, Mustard, Midnight… and one with no name! As everyone celebrates the baptism service of Sally and Mike’s twins, Puddles and Arthur still can’t think of a name for the little white kitten. Then, as the baptism service unfolds, there is more than one surprise in store…

In the Puddles big book series:

Also available

A Wet and Windy Harvest for Puddles Puddles Lends a Paw Puddles and the Christmas Play Puddles and the Happy Easter Day 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 at Press products please visit

ISBN 978-0-9558886-4-9

www.booksatpress.co.uk 9 780955 888649

Gill Vaisey

Illustrations by

Louise Gwillym


Puddles and the Christening Splash!