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The Poky Little Puppy
Contributor(s): Sebring Lowrey, Janette, Tenggren, Gustaf (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0307021343     ISBN-13: 9780307021342
Publisher: Golden Books
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: June 1990
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Annotation: Children have loved Little golden Books, For over 50 years. they have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colorful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children, reading such classics as the Poky little puppy. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dogs; Juvenile fiction.
Dogs; Fiction.
Animals; Infancy; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2007922465
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Series: Little Golden Books
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 6.75" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 7237
Reading Level: 4.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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& #8217; s books of all time. Now this curious little puppy is ready to win the hearts and minds of a new generation of kids.

Contributor Bio(s): JANETTE SEBRING LOWREY (1892-1986), a Texan, wrote mostly teen fiction during the 1940s and 1950s. Her young adult novel Margaret was adapted into a TV serial, Walt Disney Presents: Annette, which aired on The Mickey Mouse Club in 1958, starring Annette Funicello. But Lowrey is best known as the author of The Poky Little Puppy, which was one of the original twelve Little Golden Books that launched in 1942. It went on to become an icon, and the bestselling picture book of all time.

GUSTAF TENGGREN (1896-1970) was a well-known illustrator in his native Sweden before immigrating to the United States in 1920. He illustrated many Golden Books, beginning with The Poky Little Puppy. One of the original twelve Little Golden Books published in 1942, The Poky Little Puppy went on to become the bestselling picture book of all time. Other iconic Little Golden Books illustrated by Tenggren include The Saggy Baggy Elephant, The Shy LIttle Kitten, and Tawny Scrawny Lion. In the late 1930s, Tenggren worked for the Disney Studio, providing concept artwork (created to inspire and guide animators)  for various characters and scenes in Bambi, The Old Mill, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Fall)
This ""poky little puppy"" and his four naughty littermates who disobey their mother and dig holes under the fence, thus forfeiting their desserts, will provoke cries of delight from grownups who remember the Little Golden Book (now in a bigger trim size) and the softly colored, offbeat drawings. The simple, ageless morality tale hasn't lost its appeal for modern children, either. Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2003 January #2)
Random House launches Big Little Golden Books with a quartet of vintage titles in a new, larger trim size. First published in 1942, The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren, stars a curious canine who just can't keep up with the pack. In Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton, illus. by Tibor Gergely, Scuffy sets out to see the world but soon decides to go back where he belongs-the bathtub. It's springtime in Margaret Wise Brown's Home for a Bunny (1956), illus. by Garth Williams, and a brown rabbit looks for a place to live. After interviewing other animals about their abodes ("I would fall out of a nest," he explains to the robin), he finally finds the right match. In The Fuzzy Duckling (1949), a counting book by Jane Werner Watson, illus. by Alice and Martin Provensen, a baby duck meets other animals including "two frisky colts," and "six lively lambs/ with thick soft fleece," but none will join him for a walk through the woods. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.