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The Poky Little Puppy
     

The Poky Little Puppy

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by Janette Sebring Lowrey, Gustaf Tenggren (Illustrator)
 

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The bestselling picture book of all time!

Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world. . . .

The Poky Little Puppy was one of the original twelve Little Golden Books published in 1942, and went on to become the bestselling picture book of all time. The story of a curious puppy, who digs holes

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The bestselling picture book of all time!

Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world. . . .

The Poky Little Puppy was one of the original twelve Little Golden Books published in 1942, and went on to become the bestselling picture book of all time. The story of a curious puppy, who digs holes under fences and who has to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake, has delighted families for generations. it is, quite simply, an icon. Delightful to read aloud, The Poky Little Puppy is a cherished story that every child should know.

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:
1,348
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

JANETTE SEBRING LOWREY (1892-1986), a Texan, wrote mostly teen fiction during the 1940s and 1950s. Her young adult novel Margaret was adapted into a TV serial, Walt Disney Presents: Annette, which aired on The Mickey Mouse Club in 1958, starring Annette Funicello. But Lowrey is best known as the author of The Poky Little Puppy, which was one of the original twelve Little Golden Books that launched in 1942. It went on to become an icon, and the bestselling picture book of all time.

GUSTAF TENGGREN (1896-1970) was a well-known illustrator in his native Sweden before immigrating to the United States in 1920. He illustrated many Golden Books, beginning with The Poky Little Puppy. One of the original twelve Little Golden Books published in 1942, The Poky Little Puppy went on to become the bestselling picture book of all time. Other iconic Little Golden Books illustrated by Tenggren include The Saggy Baggy Elephant and Tawny Scrawny Lion. In the late 1930s, Tenggren worked for the Disney Studio, providing concept artwork (created to inspire and guide animators)  for various characters and scenes in Bambi, The Old Mill, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia.

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The Poky Little Puppy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
KittyCatBookWorm More than 1 year ago
I grew up listening to this book, I could almost read it because my mom read it to me so much. I love this book still and I suggest it for any child.
I_Love_Onions More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I still have it and about 6 other ones from the Little Golden Book Series. Brings back good memories. :) I recommend it!!!
MB513 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 2yr old son because it was one of my favorites as a child. He does not care for it as much as I did but I still give it a five.
amy washington More than 1 year ago
i am buying it today!
Lynette Plice More than 1 year ago
I wish this was a read to me book!
Corey Young More than 1 year ago
this was on of my favorite books as a child. id buy it for my nookColor, but three bucks is a little much for an old picture book. make it two bucks and you got a deal.
readingfrenzyLF More than 1 year ago
I read this to a 2 year from my nook and from my laptop. He just loves it. I don't think he understands it yet but loves the pictures. Just remember that if you have a nook it with not be in color. But it is on my laptop. He likes it either way. The story is about a puppy that is lagging behind the rest of the puppies and how he gets rewarded for it at first but in the end it gets him in trouble. They keep sneaking out of the yard and not getting dessert because of it. Very cute book with a lesson in it.
Anonymous 3 days ago
But i like a log i read it with my bebe brother
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The book I ordered arrived in great condition and on time. I would use this seller again.
DebraCCA More than 1 year ago
I read this to my children and now I read it to my granddaughter ... I love it because it includes counting.
KEBSCD More than 1 year ago
I got it for my young great grand baby girl along with the stuffed dog. Both are great and perfect for her, she's almont 2.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
The Poky Little Puppy is another Little Golden Book and Gustaf Tenggren overlap, so, of course, I had to buy it.  Also, I had a copy of this book when I was a child, so it is always fun to revisit some aspects of childhood. I'm not quite sure what the lesson/moral of this story is.  Maybe it's just that puppies don't read very well.  Maybe it is that it pays to be poky if you want rice pudding or chocolate custard, but it doesn't pay to be poky if you want strawberry shortcake.  Maybe it's just that puppies don't listen to their mother any better than little boys do.  Whatever the lesson/moral, this book is adorable because of Tenggren's artwork.
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Vetta12 More than 1 year ago
This lowly little "golden book" is a classic in every sense of the word. It has been around long before I experienced it and I am 71! I loved it. My daughter who is 33 loved it. We are counting on her daughter who is just over 1 month loving it as well. The story line is instructive. The illustrations are simple and charming. The main character, the pokey little puppy, is prone to doing this his way and ultimately suffering the consequences of doing something "naughty" but forgiven of course. The rhyming and repetitive csdence is forever appreciated by those reading or listening to it....."tumble, bumble, pell mell...." and lifetime phrases that are just simple fun. An investment in a "hard cover" is not going to break the bank for anyone and still a faorite format that is an option with the golden book publishers, thank goodness. Most other popular or newcomers in the hardbook format suggest an "investment" passed over if the choice of a fresh paperback is possible due to expense despite the past preference for gifting yourself or others with "hard cover." You need not be poky about this purchase! Vetta
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