Pinkerton, Behave!

Pinkerton, Behave!

by Steven Kellogg


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Pinkerton doesn't understand his owner's commands. When told to come, he jumps out the window. When asked to fetch the newspaper, he destroys it. Pinkerton's desperate owner sends him to obedience school, but he flunks out in record time. Then one night a burglar breaks into their house, and Pinkerton is able to put his bad habits to good use.

"Humor abounds in this exuberant tale . . . Kellogg at his best." (Booklist, starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142300077
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Series: Picture Puffin Books
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 10.56(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 270L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Steven Kellogg is a beloved author and illustrator who has published than 100 picture books, including the classics The Mysterious Tadpole, Can I Keep Him?, The Island of the Skog, Is Your Mama a Llama?, and this book, Pinkerton, Behave!, which was on Horn Book and Booklist’s Best of the Year lists and led to four sequels. A winner of the Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature, Steven Kellogg’s books have received numerous accolades, such as being named Reading Rainbow featured selections and winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award, and the Parents’ Choice Award.

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Pinkerton, Behave! 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ericarhenry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think this is a great story for kids. Pinkerton is a great character and represents many dogs we know and love. He misbehaves, tries obedience class and is kicked out. Instead of fetching the paper and attacking the burglar, he eats the paper and kisses the burglar. Then, when a burglar breaks into his house, his owner tells him to fetch and Pinkerton comes to the rescue and chases off the burglar. This is a story that's a lot of fun. It's great for earlly readers because the words are pretty easy, but the story is great. The illustrations are fantastic. Pinkerton is a Great Dane and is full of life in the drawings.
kljohnson2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pinketon, Behave! is appropriate for children grades kindergarten through second grade. This picture book is an easy read and is realistic fiction.
jcofsky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story, based off of Kellogg's actual Great Dane, Pinkerton, exemplifies some of the troubles that go along with teaching a pet to come, fetch, and get a burglar. But, as the family learns, a long time, and hard work, at obedience school could pay off with these commands later on.
sbergin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A disobedient dog who even gets kicked out of obedience school saves the family one night when a burglar breaks into the home.
BMC27 More than 1 year ago
Wish the Pinkerton books were available in Nook format. Loved them as a kid.