The Pup Who Cried Wolf

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Lobo is a tiny Chihuahua with a big dream—to join a wolf pack. When Lobo's owner takes her pets on vacation to Yellowstone National Park, Lobo thinks he'll finally have the opportunity to find his wolf-brothers. But he doesn't count on a strict park rule that will keep him on a leash! With the help of his endearingly quirky family—a smart Spanish-speaking parrot named Glory and a wisecracking white rat named Heckles—Lobo finally slips his leash and gets a chance to run with the wolves. But is the wild really ...

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Overview

Lobo is a tiny Chihuahua with a big dream—to join a wolf pack. When Lobo's owner takes her pets on vacation to Yellowstone National Park, Lobo thinks he'll finally have the opportunity to find his wolf-brothers. But he doesn't count on a strict park rule that will keep him on a leash! With the help of his endearingly quirky family—a smart Spanish-speaking parrot named Glory and a wisecracking white rat named Heckles—Lobo finally slips his leash and gets a chance to run with the wolves. But is the wild really where a feisty little five-pound pup belongs?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
This is the first title in a new series called "Animal Tales." City dwelling Mona has three pets in her apartment. They are: Lobo, a Chihuahua who fancies that he is a brave wolf and longs to become a part of a wolf pack; a Spanish-speaking parrot named Glory; and Heckles, a white rat that has a sarcastic remark for every situation. Lobo is truly excited when Mona takes them all on a vacation trip to Yellowstone National Park. He is certain that he will be able to fulfill his lifelong dream and join a wolf pack. His hopes are dimmed when he learns that park policy requires that he be on a leash at all times. Also, Mona's young niece Alexandra is a constant bother. She treats him like a doll and makes him miserable. Then, the opportunity to escape arrives, and Lobo dashes off to join the wolves. Life in the wild proves to be very difficult, and rejection from the wolves makes life downright dangerous for the mere five-pound dog. Fortunately, Glory and Heckles come to his rescue and all gratefully return to Mona. Black-and-white line drawings throughout the book add humor to the story. While the interesting combination of pets is a good idea, the story seems rather ordinary, so adding this title to the collection is not a high priority. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Lobo, a five-pound Chihuahua who lives in New York City, dreams of someday connecting with his roots by running with a wolf pack. In the meantime, he lives the life of a pampered city pooch, enjoying regular walks, good food, and naps in his mistress's lap. Besides having Mona to love, Lobo has two "siblings," an overweight rat named Heckles and a Spanish-speaking parrot named Glory. When Mona announces that they will all be taking a family vacation to Yellowstone, Lobo is beside himself with excitement, for he's sure to meet his wolf brothers there. Lobo's narration is funny and engaging. He has little insight into his size or poor judgment when it comes to meeting a predatory wolf pack, and the author deftly takes advantage of this irony. When he finally gets his wish, he needs the help of Heckles and Glory to free him from his dream, which has quickly become a nightmare. Children will love this humorous story and empathize with feisty, misguided Lobo as he realizes the error of his ways. A few black-and-white illustrations, some full page, are scattered throughout. This story will appeal to beginning chapter book and reluctant readers alike.—Tina Martin, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599904924
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Series: Animal Tales Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 799,812
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Kurtz lives in Portland, Oregon where he is a teacher. Chris and his wife, Carolyn, have three children and a dog named Penny who thinks she is one of the children. Chris loves coffee, playing the banjo, and dogs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Feather

    A fluffy white pup padded in, "Hi! Im Feather" she barked, wagging her tail.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Dawn

    Dawn~ i dont belong here. *she pad back to Riverclan.*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Tasha

    My kitten wint go to skeep)) tasah- yup

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Kk

    The young wolf looked around and sighed. "Another inactive dead end pack. Oh well, mabey ill find another one."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Spiritheart

    Hey!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Awesome!!!!!!

    Really cute book!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Mabel

    Hello?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Beest book ever

    It is a verry good book and i love all the wolf books i have read them for awile

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    Posted February 10, 2013

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