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The Poky Little Puppy

by Janette Sebring Lowrey

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Poky little puppy has always been too curious for his own good. He's always getting himself in trouble because he wanders off and doesn't pay attention. I know quite a few kids that can relate to Poky.

Characters: The Poky little puppy, his brothers and sisters, his mother
Setting: The backyard and the country
Theme: Curiousity

Possible post-reading discussions include:
paying attention; listening to parents; why it's not okay to wander off by yourself; friendship; and responsibility.
  kimberlyfox | Oct 1, 2015 |
A cute story about a pokey little puppy who follows the beat of his own drum. Even when his momma warns him to follow the rules he doesn't and it eventually leads to him missing out on a special treat.

I would use this as a prediction book in the classroom and about the importance and rewards of following the rules. ( )
  RachelBowers | Apr 28, 2015 |
I'm sure that when the book first came out in 1942, this story about five naughty little puppies would have been a much needed escape into a world without war. Today, with war and terrorism and pollution and global warming, it remains a much needed escape into a soft colored world in which the worst thing that could possibly happen is a hole under the fence - that can be stopped by a big sign. That, however, does not excuse the fact that its inane story is devoid of all excitement. ( )
  crunchymunchkin | Apr 22, 2015 |
An adaptation of a 1940s Golden book. I wonder why they bothered. How curious it would be to see the original version and the dumbed down one. ( )
  pataustin | Jan 21, 2015 |
This book teaches a very important moral and that is the fact that it is okay to be different. When Poky's siblings decide to sneak out and play Poky decides to lag behind and discover other fun things to do. In the end he ends up being rewarded which is significant in the idea that being different and not staying in the group can be beneficial.
  Jclark5 | Nov 3, 2014 |
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Janette Sebring Lowreyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tenggren, GustafIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world.
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Note: the "Big" Golden Books version is the same as the "Little" Golden Books, just larger.
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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.

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A puppy who is always late coming home one night finds there is no dessert for him.

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