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This is a book by the author(s) of the Curious George series. The illustrations were definitely the best thing about this book. The story starts out really cute, but I lost interest pretty quickly. It might be good for really small kids who like lots of repetition or who have very short attention spans and want a quick book. ( )
  amyolivia | Oct 25, 2013 |
If you’re a fan of classic children’s stories, see if you can get your hands on this this one. Pretzel, the world’s longest dachshund, has a case of puppy love. But the object of his affections, Greta just “{doesn’t} care for long dogs.” Nothing personal, of course. Despite all his best efforts, it seems like all hope is lost, until one day Pretzel finds himself in a position to help the hard-to-get Greta in a way that only he can.

It’s a puppy love story, with a slight Lady and the Tramp feel, and it trumps any George book as my favorite Rey creation. ( )
  novalibrarymom | Mar 29, 2013 |
If you’re a fan of classic children’s stories, see if you can get your hands on this this one. Pretzel, the world’s longest dachshund, has a case of puppy love. But the object of his affections, Greta just “{doesn’t} care for long dogs.” Nothing personal, of course. Despite all his best efforts, it seems like all hope is lost, until one day Pretzel finds himself in a position to help the hard-to-get Greta in a way that only he can.

It’s a puppy love story, with a slight Lady and the Tramp feel, and it trumps any George book as my favorite Rey creation. ( )
  novalibrarymom | Mar 29, 2013 |
Five 2 pg illustrations ( )
  systemslibrarian | Mar 9, 2011 |
One day five doxies were born, all alike but as they grew up one little pup grew much longer than the other dogs. This dog was Pretzel and everyone admired him because he was sooo long and it was very distinguishing for a dachshund to be so long. He won ribbons because everyone thought he was the best looking dog around, everyone but Greta the cute doxie across the street.

This is a neat book that has a great moral to it. Greta doesn’t fall in love with Pretzel cause of his looks or the gifts he gives her. She falls for him instead because of her actions when he saved her.

The pictures are cute and help tell the story. There’s one part were the story said how everyone admired him and in the picture there is a crowd around him all in awe and happy and amazed: “All the dogs admired him. And all the people admired him.” The next picture shows Greta ignoring him and that’s it, no one else around or anything in the background with the words: “Only Greta didn’t”. ( )
  ChelseaSaysRawr | Nov 26, 2010 |
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One morning in May five little dachshunds were born.
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The longest dachshund in the world, Pretzel is admired by all and the winner of a blue ribbon at the dog show. Only Greta, the little dachshund across the street, doesn't care for long dogs. At least not until she gets into a jam out of which only a long dog can help her. This classic story of puppy love will win the hearts of both old and new Pretzel fans.

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Pretzel finds that being the longest dachshund in all the world is not enough to win the favor of Greta, the little dachshund from across the street.

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