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The Poky Little Puppy (Little Golden Book)

(Book #64 in the Tammen Kultaiset Kirjat Series)

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The bestselling picture book of all time Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world. . . . The Poky Little Puppy was one of the original twelve Little... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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6 ratings

I was disappointed in the condition of the book. Old and yellowed pages with extra marks on pages. N

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I recently bought the cheaper edition for my future niece/nephew, didn't have time to wait for this edition to ship, but will be buying this edition for myself and our children. Both editions are nice, but this edition has the original illustrations while the newest edition omits the illustration from the first page-- in my opinion the best picture of all, the puppies digging under the fence! This edition may be more expensive, but the book is not complete without that picture.

Minutes To Read Yet Never To Be Forgotten

Jointly reviewed on Tyler's request. :-) Ellie: "A children's classic to rate among the most heartwarming of the genre. The story of the poky little puppy with his innocuous mischief, mixed bag of luck, love of desserts, and fondness for digging holes under fences, is a delight." Tyler: "It's nice!" Unanimous agreement from two lovers of the finest in Little Golden Book literature...

It may not be a Caldecott Winner...

...but the Poky Little Puppy is beloved by children of every generation. Early this summer I saw "Poky Little Puppy" t-shirts for adults being sold at a popular national retail chain near NYU. A few weeks later I still couldn't stop thinking about it, so I went back to buy one. They were all sold out. The store manager (who also was in his 30s) told me that all of their stores were sold out, both retail and online. People kept coming in asking if there was a wait list. I asked him if they were all college students, but he surprised me by saying that there were a fair number of adults. We started talking about our favorite books as children, and both had a good laugh over the fact that we'd loved the Poky Little Puppy as much as any of the classics by Sendak or Silverstein, but that as adults, we'd become blind adherents to the ratings, erroneously assuming that the Poky Little Puppy wasn't "real" children's literature because it won no awards or praise from the critics. As I was walking out, I turned and asked him if he remembered the book's refrain whenever the puppies rolled down the hill. He grinned and, in unison, we both said: "And down they went to see, roly-poly, pell-mell, tumble-bumble, till they came to the green grass; and there they stopped short." Needless to say, this book now has a place on the bookshelf of every child in my family--and they all love it just as much as I did.

great for little kids

This is such a cute story! A curious little puppy just can't be bothered to do as he's told. I recommend reading this book to your children and then making them some rice pudding. They will appreciate the connection. (I did.)

I love this book!

This is the sweetest little book. I read it when I was a little girl, and now I am going to buy it for my soon-to-be-born baby. I have always thought of the poky little puppy as a hero for the ones who stop to smell the roses.
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