Children's LiteratureWhen Father brings home a new puppy, it is love at first sight. The family takes good care of its new member but, although he is a very cute puppy, they quickly discover that he is also constantly hungry. No matter how much they feed him, he still wants to chew everything in the house, earning him the nickname Chewy Louie. Louie's destructive behavior is not so bad until he starts eating toys, furniture and even parts of the house. Rest assured that Louie is only going through a growing phase, and he needs time to grow out of it. Children will laugh at loud at the riotous behavior of the rambunctious pup. They may even learn that taking care of a new puppy is a big responsibility and can only be done with a lot of patience and love. Award winning cartoonist Howie Schneider has created a hilarious puppy in Louie and has flawlessly captured the pup's destructive whirlwind with comical color pencil illustrations. 2000, Rising Moon, Ages 3 to 6, $15.95. Reviewer: Trina Heidt
A family brings home a rambunctious puppy.
School Library JournalPreS-Gr 3-Puppies will be puppies and patience will be a necessity now that Chewy Louie has joined the household. He eats everything in sight: his bowl, toy trains, the dining-room table, the fence, and the back porch. His owners, a vet, and two dog trainers are all incapable of stopping the pup's destructive behavior. Just when it looks as though the family will have to find a new home for their pet, he suddenly outgrows his nasty need to nibble. "He's not a puppy anymore," father proudly explains, while a 13-man construction crew works to repair the damaged house. Humorous colored-pencil cartoons reveal the devastation caused by the wee pooch and the family's reactions to the chaos left in his wake. Chewy Louie's exuberance is almost palpable and his teeth marks are everywhere. He's depicted as a small black dog with a pink tongue hanging out one end while his other end wags so vigorously that he appears to have multiple tails. Readers are left with the tiniest doubt about Louie's newfound maturity upon discovering that a corner of the last page has been chewed off. An entertaining tale about an all-too-common situation.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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- 8.99(w) x 11.43(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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Chewy Louie based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
My boys love this book. They laugh out loud when they read it. I have to admit that I do my share of laughing too. Anyone that has ever had a puppy can relate.
A great book for the four to seven year old age range. Funny and filled with wonderful pictures.
The author did a great job using some real and fiction in the story.
My son is 20 months old and loves this book. It's a really silly story about a boy and his dog, but the best part for reading it to a toddler is this: the amount of words per page. It's the perfect length per page for the rate of page-turning that a tot requires. The illustrations are fun and big, and it's easy for the reader to make it more fun by giving silly voices/tunes to the trainers. We have all gotten more than a couple of chuckles from this book!