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H. A. Rey helped his wife Margaret illustrate the book Pretzel. The dachshund had four other siblings, but Pretzel was special. His body was so long he could wrap up just like a pretzel. Greta another dog dismisses Pretzels feelings for her. One day, Greta fell down a waterless well. Luckily, Pretzel was able to save her. Now, Greta and Pretzel are happily married with 5 children.

Pretzel is born different than his siblings and most people see that as a positive attribute (his body being long). Greta, unfortunately, does not see Pretzel as special. Pretzel did not let his pride get in the way when Greta needed to be saved and he used his long body to save her. So, what Greta did not like about him in the end helped save her. Often, the real world is like this. People judge too quickly by the outer appearance, but do not appreciate how special diversity is. I love the lesson this book teaches and I believe children would catch on to the message being conveyed. ( )
  SadieCooney | Apr 16, 2015 |
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 |
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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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