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Widget & the Puppy by Lyn Rossiter McFarland

Widget & the Puppy

by Lyn Rossiter McFarland

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  charity_thurman | Feb 11, 2016 |
Poor little Widget, stuck in a house with all cats, that is until a little puppy finds her way into their home. Of course Widget is put on puppy sitting duty until Mrs. Diggs finds her owner. Although it sure is hard for Widget when this puppy gets into everything, even the groundhog's hole! In the end although, Widget and the puppy bond and play all day until her owner comes to get her.

Teaching Ideas: friendship ( )
  aehunter | Feb 19, 2015 |
A cute story of a rambunctious little puppy. While Widget the dog is watching him he gets into EVERYTHING! Poor Widget doesn't know what to do! A funny story that kids would enjoy, ( )
  SJoachim | Sep 22, 2013 |
In Widget's first story, he's a small, lonely dog with no home. When Widget finds a home, it's not the human he has to convince to let him stay - it's the Girls. Six formidable pussies, who are NOT enthusiastic about letting a dog into their home. But wait! He's not really a dog...or is he?

In Widget's second story, the Girls look on disapprovingly as Widget "watches" a puppy. But in the end, Widget, and the Girls, discover how much fun the puppy can be!
These simple doggy stories have exquisitely humorous illustrations that won't pass over children's heads. Widget's expressions are priceless and each story has a surprising ending!

Verdict: These are great storytime staples for dog and cat themed storytimes and fun for casual reading at any time.

ISBN: 978-1439551684; Published 2001 by Farrar Straus Giroux (later editions still in print); Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library (not by me - I wasn't here then!); Added to my personal wishlist

Widget and the puppy
ISBN: 978-0374384296; Published August 2004 by Farrar Strauss & Giroux (out of print); Borrowed from the library; Added to my personal wishlist
  JeanLittleLibrary | Oct 26, 2011 |
So-so read aloud, an older dog is put in charge of watching a younger puppy, the "girls" (a large group of cats) don't like the job he is doing. ( )
  dangerlibearian | Dec 16, 2010 |
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Tail-waggin' fun!

Widget the dog lives comfortably with Mrs. Diggs and the girls, her six cats. But their routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of a lost Newfoundland puppy at the door. While Mrs. Diggs tries to find its owner, Widget is put in charge of watching the puppy. This proves no easy task, as the puppy eats the girls' food, drools on their beds, and eventually chases them up a tree. The girls are not amused, but there is little Widget can do to stop this pup with pep to spare. Eventually, Widget is so tired out that he nods off, only to awaken to a dire situation -- the puppy is stuck in a hole!

Spare text and antic artwork will have children rooting for the puppy in this new story about the characters introduced in Widget.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:22 -0400)

When a stray puppy shows up, Widget the dog receives no help from the cats as he tries to look after it.

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