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The Poky Little Puppy

by Janette Sebring Lowrey

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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 |
This is an all time great classic. This book focuses on a certain puppy who doesn't always follow the rules, and eventually gets caught.This is a great book to teach children how to be fair and share with others. ( )
  K_Rodriguez | Sep 30, 2014 |
This was one of my fave books as a small child ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
This was one of my fave books as a small child ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
I don't think more adorable canine characters have ever been drawn than the ones in this book. I will admit that as a child, I was confused about this story; it always seemed like the poky little puppy was being punished in the end for showing up late, rather than that he was just luckily managing to avoid his deserved punishment for so long, and I never liked that aspect of it. But as an adult, so much of the puppies' behaviour reminds me of my own dog, and it never occurred to me as a child that the unseen "mother" mentioned in the story is actually most likely the human owner, which I think is sweet, as it shows that the idea of "fur children" is something that dates back to the 1940s and is not just a modern fad. Misunderstood or not, there was something about this book that I always loved, and it still holds a special place in my heart. ( )
  quaintlittlehead | Jun 14, 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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