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Puppies on Board

Puppies on Board

by Sarah N. Harvey, Rose Cowles
     
 

When eleven puppies are born on Mollie's family's boat, chaos ensues. Mollie's mother wonders what to do, but Mollie has an idea. She will host a tea party in order to find homes for Charlotte, Heidi, Stuart, Margalo, Max, Pippi, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. But Wilbur...Wilbur is special. Not just any home will do for him.

Overview

When eleven puppies are born on Mollie's family's boat, chaos ensues. Mollie's mother wonders what to do, but Mollie has an idea. She will host a tea party in order to find homes for Charlotte, Heidi, Stuart, Margalo, Max, Pippi, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. But Wilbur...Wilbur is special. Not just any home will do for him.

Editorial Reviews

The Globe and Mail
"Delightful chaos."
Globe & Mail
Delightful chaos.
Globe and Mail
"Delightful chaos."
Resource Links
"A super fun story for kids and animal lovers alike."
The United Church Observer
"Entertaining and fun for all ages. Author Harvey and illustrator Cowles clearly know what puppies get up to given the chance."
CM Magazine
"Harvey's cast of delightfully eccentric human characters, as different from one another as are the puppies, is brought to life with verve and humour by Cowles."

"Adult readers will enjoy sharing this tale of a plethora of puppies with young listeners."

"Highly Recommended."

Quill & Quire
"Young readers will relish the madcap atmosphere but will also be satisfied with the harmonious conclusion."

"Can be enjoyed as an independent read or on a one-on-one basis."

A Patchwork of Books blog
"The story is cute...and the illustrations go nicely with the story. Any child that loves dogs will loves this one!"
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Mollie, who lives on a boat, wakes up to discover that her dog has given birth to 11 puppies. Her mother doesn't think they can live with more than one animal, so the girl concocts a scheme to find homes for the others by inviting her seaside neighbors to tea. Before the guests leave, they each offer one or more of the canines a new home. Mollie is a lively and appealing character, and the story's resolution will satisfy young readers. The watercolor-and-ink illustrations depict animated puppies, but the palette of shaded greens and yellows gives the art a dull look. Wavy borders haphazardly crop the pictures in odd places, creating confusing images and strange perspectives. Try Susan Meyers's Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! (Abrams, 2005) for art and text that are as playful as the subject.-Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A bevy of literarily named puppies threatens to overwhelm Mollie's houseboat, until she figures out a solution that spreads the wealth around. Mollie's father is away on a fishing trip when Sheba gives birth to 11 wiggly puppies, and her mother doesn't hesitate to remind her, "One dog is enough for me." Mollie works with a will to raise the pups, naming them for her favorite book characters-the runt, Wilbur, is her favorite, but he shares the boat with Charlotte, Heidi, Stuart, Margalo, Max, Pippi, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger. The lighthearted text doesn't shy away from the hard work attendant upon a litter of puppies, and readers will see why Mollie's mother is a one-dog person. When the pups are weaned, Mollie invites friends and neighbors to a tea party, and of course, each one leaves with a pup (her best friend Junichi takes Wilbur) just in time for her father to return home. It's an agreeable tale, with happy, if pedestrian, illustrations, but doesn't really do much. Still, puppy-crazy kids may find this appealing, if all the other puppy stories are checked out. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551433905
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

"At first Mollie could count only four or five, but as Sheba cleaned each one, Mollie counted six, then seven, then eight, nine and finally TEN wriggling, noisy, hungry puppies.

Then Mollie noticed something else—a tiny scrap of scraggly black fur tucked into the far corner of the pen."

Meet the Author

Sarah N. Harvey has written for both children and young adults. Some of her books have been translated into Korean, German and Slovenian. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, where she works as a children’s book editor. Visit www.sarahnharvey.com for more information.

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