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The Hound from the Pound by Jessica Swaim

The Hound from the Pound (2007)

by Jessica Swaim

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I think that this book was very different. I did not like it because it did not make a lot of sense, to me. ( )
  krausch | Feb 24, 2015 |
Great rhyming book with clever lyrics. Many dogs to spot and enjoy for all the dog lovers out there. The illustrations were fun to look at. Mary heads to the pound to find companionship and comes home with the perfect hound...which of course is when the fun begins! Cute little romance is store as well. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
This is such a good story! The story will introduce children to the idea of adopting dogs instead of buying them. It also shows that with some work the dogs can learn to be good pets. I really liked the love story at the end for Miss Mary and Sam. It was a great way to end a good story. I also really like how it rhymed as that is always entertaining. Finally I really liked how it named all different types of dogs. That would be fun for students to hear the names of dogs they never had before. This was a cute story. ( )
  LauraMcQueen | Feb 28, 2013 |
Hound from the Pound is a book for any and all dog lovers. Since most students usually have a family pet, and most of the time it is a dog, this is a great book to read in your classes. It is the story of woman who wants a dog so she goes to the pound to find herself a dog. She picks a hound dog that grounds so loud every dog in the city comes barging into her house. In that time, the man from the dog pound comes running in to find that the woman does not want to give any of the dogs away. He helps her train all the dogs and they fall in love and live happily ever after, with a whole bunch of dogs. A cute story about love and dogs that I think students would really like because it would get them thinking about their own animals and it would definitely excite them. ( )
  christian.mehalic | Feb 18, 2013 |
This is a great story for animal lovers of all ages. The well-written text, as well as the captivating illustrations, provide the reader with a heart-warming and "pawsitively" uplifting tone throughout the book. I absolutely love this book! The plot consists of a lonely woman, named Mary, who is looking for a companion. She decides a four-legged friend would do the trick. She arrives at the pound to adopt a dog, but falls in love with the most mischievous of them all, a Basset Hound named Blue. Unable to turn the others away, she seeks the help of a new friend, the canine trainer named Sam, so that they all can stay and live in her home. The book ends in the happiest of ways, the two friends fall in love, and they all, humans and canines, live happily ever after. ( )
  klledet | Nov 15, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076362330X, Hardcover)

After a hapless woman adopts a pack leader from the pound, his furry friends follow in dogged pursuit in this rhythmical romp.

Lonely Miss Mary longs for a four-legged friend. But when she makes the mistake of choosing the untrained basset hound Blue, no sooner does he howl AH-ROOoooooo! than her house has gone to the dogs! Dalmatians and dachshunds, sheepdogs and setters, poodles and pups of all spots are ruling the roost. Can Sam the canine trainer teach this menagerie some pawsitive tricks? A charmingly illustrated, rollicking text offers a doggone good time and a perfectly happy ending.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:46 -0400)

When lonely Miss Mary Lynn MacIntosh decides to adopt Blue, a basset hound from the pound, she gets far more companionship than she ever expected.

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