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The Poky Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy

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by Janette Sebring Lowrey, Gustaf Tenggren
     
 

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One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy has sold nearly 15 million copies since 1942, making it one of the most popular children’s books of all time. Now this curious little puppy is ready to win the hearts and minds of a new generation of kids.

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One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy has sold nearly 15 million copies since 1942, making it one of the most popular children’s books of all time. Now this curious little puppy is ready to win the hearts and minds of a new generation of kids.

Editorial Reviews

The famous little puppy is now bigger and better! The classic tale of the pooch who likes to take his time -- along with digging holes and gobbling down desserts -- is now reformatted in this livelier larger size. Included in the Big Little Golden Books series and always a first-rate addition to storytimes, The Poky Little Puppy looks even more adorable and will charm the socks off old fans and young readers.
Publishers Weekly
Random House launches Big Little Golden Books with a quartet of vintage titles in a new, larger trim size. First published in 1942, The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren, stars a curious canine who just can't keep up with the pack. In Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton, illus. by Tibor Gergely, Scuffy sets out to see the world but soon decides to go back where he belongs-the bathtub. It's springtime in Margaret Wise Brown's Home for a Bunny (1956), illus. by Garth Williams, and a brown rabbit looks for a place to live. After interviewing other animals about their abodes ("I would fall out of a nest," he explains to the robin), he finally finds the right match. In The Fuzzy Duckling (1949), a counting book by Jane Werner Watson, illus. by Alice and Martin Provensen, a baby duck meets other animals including "two frisky colts," and "six lively lambs/ with thick soft fleece," but none will join him for a walk through the woods.
Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Hooray! The Golden Books are back! The much loved picture books from the 1950s return with their classic stories and distinctive gold spines. They are, however, slightly abridged in their new board format because-as any experienced caretaker knows all too well that board books can only grow so big before they become lethal weapons. The volume in hand is a favorite story about five little puppies who like to dig holes under fences to roam in "the wide, wide world." Only four little puppies ever get punished, though, because the fifth one is so slow he cannot keep up with his littermates. That means he misses the bedtime punishments, arriving just in time to eat up all the puddings and custards-except for the day he is found out. What a sorry sight to see the poky pup's comeuppance! Toddlers may learn a lesson from the pup's experience. They will also enjoy counting up to almost five, not to mention Tenggren's enticing clouds and toads and other poky-causing creatures. Even abridged, there still remains quite a lot of good story for parents and toddlers to enjoy in this reissue. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307021342
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Little Golden Book Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
6,589
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

JANETTE SEBRING LOWREY has the distinction of being the author of the bestselling picture book of all time.

GUSTAF TENGGREN came to the United States from Sweden in 1920. He provided much of the concept artwork for the Walt Disney films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio. Tenggren illustrated many classic Golden Books including The Saggy Baggy Elephant and Tawny Scrawny Lion.

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