Our Puppies Are Growing

Our Puppies Are Growing

by Carolyn B. Otto, Mary Morgan
     
 

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One by one, seven adorable, wriggling puppies are born. Blind and helpless at first, the puppies quickly change from sleepy balls of fur into lively young dogs. Find out more about how puppies develop inside their mother, are born, and grow up. Useful tips on how to care for puppies are included. Mary Morgan's illustrations perfectly capture the universal charm of

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One by one, seven adorable, wriggling puppies are born. Blind and helpless at first, the puppies quickly change from sleepy balls of fur into lively young dogs. Find out more about how puppies develop inside their mother, are born, and grow up. Useful tips on how to care for puppies are included. Mary Morgan's illustrations perfectly capture the universal charm of puppies.One by one, seven adorable, wriggling puppies are born. Blind and helpless at first, the puppies quickly change from sleepy balls of fur into lively young dogs. Find out more about how puppies develop inside their mother, are born, and grow up. Useful tips on how to care for puppies are included. Mary Morgan's illustrations perfectly capture the universal charm of puppies.

Author Biography: This is Carolyn Otto's third book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series. Her other books include I Can Tell by Touching, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, and What Color Is Camouflage?, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Ms. Otto lives in Highland Ranch, CO.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cheryl Peterson
This informative new book in the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" series begins with puppies growing inside the mother dog. They start out as small as a grain of rice, and after about nine weeks, the puppies are born. The growth of the puppies is described, along with several activities children can do at home if they are raising a new puppy. They can make a puppy "baby book," weigh the puppies every month, make a growth chart, take pictures of their pet, etc. A good book for preschoolers or kindergartners to help them learn how animals grow, and how to care for them.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Simple and clear best describe this offering. A young unnamed girl begins, "When I put my arms around our dog, she feels fatter than she used to. She has puppies growing inside her...." When shown pictures of what is happening inside the dog's womb, the child marvels at how the puppies change and grow. The birth sequence is quite sanitary. "When the first puppy is born at last, it looks like he's in a plastic bag." Care of the new puppies and their mother is covered. The story ends with finding new homes for the litter and some advice on how to handle newborns. Bright, pleasant illustrations accompany the text, giving the book a happy, cozy look. Even mama dog (who appears to be a golden retriever) seems to be smiling. No new ground is covered here, but the simplicity is perfect for young children.-Jane Claes, T. J. Lee Elementary School, Irving, TX Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
This newest entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series examines the early stages of a puppy's development, from gestation to approximately eight weeks. The story, narrated by a young girl whose dog is about to give birth, covers the major milestones of a puppy's first few weeks: birth, opening the eyes, cutting teeth, walking, eating solids. Otto (What Color Is Camouflage?, 1996, etc.) offers pertinent facts about a puppy's development in a simple, comprehensible format. Drawing on a child's inherent fascination with puppies, she successfully combines information and entertainment; by stressing the utter dependence of the puppies on their mothers and human caretakers, she underscores the responsibility a puppy entails. Included at the end of the text are a list of suggested activities to enable children to further explore the world of dogs, while Morgan's heartwarming illustrations capture both the tender and rambunctious sides of puppies. An excellent resource for new and prospective owners, as well as the merely curious. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060272715
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

This is Carolyn Otto's third book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series. Her other books include I Can Tell by Touching, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, and What Color Is Camouflage?, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Ms. Otto lives in Highland Ranch, CO.

Mary Morgan studied art in Mexico. She has illustrated over twenty-five books for children and presently lives in Parkville, MO.

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