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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.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2001 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up ...

Title : The Poky Little Puppy
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ISBN : 9780307021342
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 24 Pages
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The Poky Little Puppy Reviews

  • Isabella
    2019-06-16 23:19

    Mom's note:Bella enjoyed reading this book, but couldn't give it 5 stars because of inaccuracies that she couldn't forgive. First one was that strawberries "don't just grow in the grass by themselves," which is true enough. Her second sticking point came after the puppies' mom made them chocolate custard, and my daughter, having been raised in a houseful of dogs her whole life, said, "Those puppies are going to be DEAD after they eat that chocolate."I love this kid.

  • Anne
    2019-06-02 22:28

    This is a Grandma Book.If you are someone's Nana, it is perfectly acceptable for you to force your grandchildren to listen to this inane story. Unless, perhaps, you want your grandkids to actually like you.If so, you need to reconsider this classic.It's awful. It reads like a Dick and Jane book...minus all the exciting parts that Dick and Jane books are so famous for.The only way a kid would willingly sit through this is if they are eitherA) Too young to crawl awayOrB) Have only been allowed to watch PBSThe dog is slow and Pokey.The End.

  • Bradley
    2019-05-19 23:45

    Deceptively simple, it allows the reader to fall into the trap of believing that the one who lags behind ALWAYS gets the dessert. There's a twist here, though!The worldbuilding was pretty fantastic, with a god-like creature that keeps sending signs to all the anthropomorphic creatures that romp about, giving and taking away favours all willy-nilly, almost as if it was attempting to teach all the characters a very important lesson.I honestly thought the message was taking over the story a bit too much, though, and the clarity of the story made me question my own value system. Finally, it's a YA novel that changed my life!I will Never, Ever dig holes under the fence, EVER AGAIN.At least there are no sparkly vampires, so I didn't get TOO scared. Plus, I didn't like any of those deserts. And the wild, wild world scares me.Maybe this book is too racy for me.

  • Jessica
    2019-06-17 20:40

    A disturbing tale about bestiality. Just kidding.

  • Elaina
    2019-06-10 03:42

    I remember this being one of myfavoritebooks that I read when I was a kid!! :)

  • Calista
    2019-06-06 19:21

    The book is a cute as ever. Still a classic. Preschool age.

  • Shawn Thrasher
    2019-06-13 02:24

    When The Poky Little Puppy was published in 1942, World War II had been raging for several years, and after knocking at America's door, had finally entered. Pearl Harbor, the Nazis, the Holocaust, bombs and death, and destruction. In 1942, it wasn't immediately apparent that the good guys were even going to win the war. I bet if you were a little boy or little girl in 1942, then this story about five naughty little puppies was a much needed escape into a world without war. The worst thing that happened in The Poky Little Puppy was some holes under the fence and getting sent to bed without any dessert. It's been touted as the best selling picture book of all time, still in print, and there's a reason for that. Because in this world today, with war and terrorism and pollution and global warming, it's a much needed escape into a soft colored world in which the worst thing that can possibly happen is a hole under the fence - that can be stopped by a big sign.

  • Calista
    2019-06-10 22:37

    Tonight this was a reread for my niece. Still cute as ever. Preschool age.

  • Hannah
    2019-05-20 22:28

    This was one of the books that sparked my love of reading...I've recommended it and given it as a gift countless times.

  • Matt
    2019-06-09 02:46

    Another from the pile that Neo had to take the lead reading. The basic story tells of how five little puppies are making their way from home and finding mischief, particularly the slowest (poky) puppy of all. Where they come upon a strawberry, all five realize that food awaits them at home, so they rush home, again taking the journey up, over, and through things. By the end, that darned poky puppy is still lagging behind. Neo did well with this story, though we are still perfecting the best way to have him read. Phonetics will be the major hurdle, but Neo knows how to power through. Patience, young ginger!

  • Jason
    2019-05-18 19:39

    I bought this book recently because Borders is going out of business, and I don't have a copy of it. Mama has the one I used to read as a child, and I wanted one at the house for when the nieces and nephews come over. The youngest four are of an age to enjoy it.I just reread it again on 8-14-11, and was surprised at how many creatures of darkness there were in it. Peppered throughout the narrative is a spider, a snake, a lizard, a frog, and some bugs. In short, everything you need for the creepy-crawlie portions of an Indiana Jones movie are espied by the poky little puppy's four brothers and sisters.What I like best about the book are the morals:1) Misbehavior and sloth will net you a win two out of three times, and a neutral on the third.2) Misbehavior and promptness will get you punishment two out of three times, but throwing your slow brother under the bus to your bitch of a mother who has her own eccentric sense of favoritism on the third will net you a prize.No, really. Mother dog makes no sense. (view spoiler)[She admonishes the four regular puppies for being bad, and sends them to bed without dessert... TWICE. Then when the four puppies get caught doing the SAME THING they did the first two times, she lets them have strawberry shortcake after they fill in the hole they dug. Obviously the poky little puppy was in on the hole digging in the first place, but he comes home late because he's slow. When he gets there, the strawberry shortcake is gone, but the mother tells him "Well, I would've let you have some, but you're such a tard that you missed out. Sucks to be you." (hide spoiler)] Meanwhile the other puppies are probably sniggering over the matter. It's Stripe and the other mogwais picking on Gizzmo all over again.There's nothing like promoting the value of watching your siblings' backs, and this book was nothing at all like that. But I'm still giving it five stars, because it's still awesome. Check it out, and read it to your children every day.

  • Lynanne
    2019-06-17 21:28

    My absolute favorite book from my childhood. I treasure my Little Golden Books and the lessons they taught me. Growing up, my parents didn't have a lot of money. They bought their food in bulk at the early-70's equivalent of Sam's Club/Costco. As a reward for good behavior in the grocery store, they allowed me to pick out a Little Golden Book or coloring book instead of a candy bar. The books were almost the same price as the candy, but my parents knew I'd enjoy the book longer. Every evening before I went to bed, my father would read me one of the books. This particular book he read over and over countless times. I had it memorize and knew when he'd skip a page (whether to speed-up the bedtime routine, gently tease me, or just purely an accident). These books are the reason I love reading. My children have a huge collection of Little Golden Books and each of them have their own copy of The Pokey Little Puppy. My mother gave me her copy from her childhood (one of the original versions) that I hope to pass down to them someday.

  • Kenya (ReviewsMayVary)
    2019-06-11 22:41

    Awwwwwww... I just saw this book in the pile of books ready for giving out at the hospital!! Classic!

  • Heather Blair
    2019-06-15 03:32

    Read this about a thousand times & counting...

  • ♥Christina
    2019-05-25 22:29

    This book was so adorable and I loved the art work in it when I was a kid. Definitely a good one to read <3

  • Brenda
    2019-06-17 02:35

    I bought this book for my nephew for Christmas because I had the Poky Little Puppy when I was small. Maybe I am looking at it through nostalgia goggles but it is still a charming little book.

  • Katie Foster
    2019-06-16 19:40

    This is a fun book to read to little ones. It has many teachable moments to it. There is a pattern to the book (puppies dig a hole, wait for the puppy, get in trouble for digging, repeat) so little ones can easily predict what is going to happen next and they can discuss the pattern. They can talk about how the pattern is different at the end of the book. It also has a good lesson about how important it is to be yourself. All of poky puppy's siblings are in a hurry to get far away from their home, but poky puppy takes his time. Because of that, he is able to smell the rice pudding and the chocolate custard. And because he takes his time coming back, he still gets the desserts, even though his siblings do not. Teachers can talk about if his siblings made good choices or bad choices and why. Teachers can also ask if poky puppy made good choices or bad choices. Our textbook says that little ones know right from wrong. Teachers can talk about how being poky has rewards and consequences depending on the situation. I recommend this book to others.

  • Jessie
    2019-05-24 01:17

    So this is a terrible story. 5 puppies keep sneaking out of their yard, and one is really poky (hence the name). The 4 faster puppies get caught disobeying their mother and don't get dessert, while the Poky Puppy sneaks in and eats it all (?) after everyone goes to bed. First of all, dog mom is obviously a terrible mother what with letting her puppies wander around with no supervision. Secondly, it seems weird to reward the slow one for getting home last. Thirdly, I don't ever punish/reward my kid with food so I find the whole "bed without dessert" thing obnoxious.We bought this in a boxed set and I kind of wish we hadn't. I read about half the text, so that the story becomes a heartwarming tale of 5 puppies who go on walks and eat dessert before bed. The End!

  • Natalie
    2019-06-06 23:21

    Great read all around. Though I am confused as to why they show every freakin' animal that's climbing up and down that hill, except for the spider. Why leave out the spider? Mostly I'm grateful for the recession-friendly desserts the book suggests. "Can we have rice pudding Mama?" "Can we have tapioca Mama?" "Can we have chocolate custard?" At 79 cents a box, yes you can my little lovelies!

  • Bethany
    2019-06-03 21:19

    I don't really understand the moral of this story. Be poky? Don't be poky? Sometimes disobedience has its rewards, sometimes it doesn't? Either way, it's not the most captivating, but the illustrations are cute.

  • Phoenix2
    2019-06-15 02:45

    A classic! If you know what a little golden book is, then you'll definately know this one. Colourful drawings and cute puppies having adventures.

  • Vi
    2019-06-06 20:17

    love reading this book to my little guy!

  • Jay
    2019-05-24 01:38

    One of the greatest childhood classics. Why? (Possible spoilers, but how are you going to know if it's worth reading?) Because it's about dogs, irrepressible wanderlust, the futility of putting up signs for creatures who can't read, counting (addition and subtraction), up and down, back and forth, creepy-crawly things, colors, expanding your horizons, finding your way home, misbehavior and its consequences, gluttony, just desserts (pun intended), mother love and - ultimately - atonement, forgiveness and redemption. It's what a timeless children's story should be: utterly devoid of anything that dates it (i.e., when the PLP (Pokey Little Puppy) informs his brothers and sisters "I hear something" - you can bet it's not a cell phone), and full of simple wisdom. The only caution relates to dogs eating chocolate. Gustav Tengren's illustrations are brilliant and capture the simplicity and charm of this wonderful story. I recommend reading it aloud with Vivaldi's "Spring" movement from "The Four Seasons" playing softly in the background. Read it to your children, read it to your own true love. Read it tenderly and often: but avoid a thick German accent. 'Nuff said.

  • Elena
    2019-05-20 00:24

    When I was a toddler/preschooler, I wanted to be the poky little puppy. I had poky little puppy pajamas, and got all the kids at daycare to play poky little puppy with me. This mostly involved getting down on our hands and knees and eating snow (it was winter in Minnesota, what can I say?).

  • Jen Locke
    2019-05-23 01:35

    One of my absolute favorite as a kid.

  • John Yelverton
    2019-06-07 02:38

    This is such a fun book, and I think everyone should read the Little Golden Books to their kids.

  • Becky Everhart
    2019-06-12 00:19

    I must have read this book a million times when I was growing up, and I still have warm fuzzy feelings about the story. I would truly recommend this book to all children.

  • ☽ ellie ♔ bear ☾
    2019-06-16 23:26

    Legit my favorite childhood book. My mom called me the poky little puppy because I was slow in the mornings, but when I re-read it earlier this year, I'm hardly like this puppy at all haha. Still a cute story full of silly puppies.*rating with a nostalgia bias.

  • Brittany
    2019-05-30 23:27

    Of course we need to read the best-selling picture book of all time! I thought this one would be too wordy for under 3, but Alistair actually really liked it!

  • Staceyj
    2019-05-27 22:27

    Loved it as a kid and still love it now.