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.  See more details below

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375839252
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Series:
Little Golden Treasures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
102,539
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 6.38(h) x 0.58(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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The Poky Little Puppy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 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.
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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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