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Children's Books: Pet Adoption: Lucci-The No Smoochie Poochie [Kindle Edition]

Donna L. Sadd
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Book Description

Imagine adopting a dog to find out that he doesn't give smoochies, kisses, lickies-nothing. One family adopted a brother and sister pair of Dachshunds to find out just that; little Lucci (pronounced-loochy) was a no smoochie poochie! Smile and giggle reading how this family, along with 2 other rather unique resident pups, tries everything to the point of exhaustion and still never gives up to get Lucci to give smoochies.

Editorial Reviews


This is the kind of cute little tale preschoolers will want to enjoy for years. I really do recommend this to be added to your child's or grand-child's library; you will be richly rewarded with hugs and kisses every time you read it to them! - Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers Favorite

From the Author

I originally got the idea of writing my first children's book while I was hanging out with my young nieces one day. We wondered why my newly-adopted little dachshund Lucci (pronounced loochy) never gave smoochies, and I started rhyming verses while sketching the beginning pages of the children's picture book, LUCCI- THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE.
We had a ball, and I later finished the story and illustrations and had the book printed and bound just as it is available now, as well as in Kindle eBook format here on Amazon.Com.
LUCCI THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE is a cute little story that I hope you and the kids in your life will enjoy. It's perfect for bedtime, and I give advance thanks for your taking the time to read it!

Product Details

  • File Size: 741 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Donna L. Sadd; 1 edition (December 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006V4XCO0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #752,304 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucci-The No Smoochie Poochie March 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
LUCCI-The No Smoochie Poochie is an adorable little childrens book which sends out the message of patience and love. Lucci is a dog who is not very friendly towards his owners. The owners try to show Lucci love through hugs and kisses and Lucci rejects the affections each time. Eventually Lucci comes around and returns the affection of the patient owners. LUCCI-The No Smoochie Poochie is just right for your young children who are learning the values of patience and understanding the concept of love. Love is lived out in patience and LUCCI does a wonderful job of displaying and explaining this concept in a fun manner.

The images in LUCCI-The No Smoochie Poochie are very simple yet springs to life through the colors. I believe that the simple drawing style used here will encourage your children in creating like characters of thier own.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucci- The No Smoochie Poochie by Donna L. Sadd May 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition

Lucci is a dog who enjoys all of the other things dogs do, belly rubs, scratching behind the ears, running, playing. He doesn't enjoy one thing most dogs do though... smooches. The family tries everything but Lucci won't give in.

This is a delightful story and perfect for younger children. The rhyming of it will help the story stick once it's finished. I'm positive this will become a favorite of your children too. We all loved it here! Our older dog, Buddy, was a lot like Lucci. Make this a gift of reading for your youngster whether they are reading yet or not!

I found no issues here.

I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because it's a topic kids love... DOGS!

~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story for dog lovers April 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a cute story about a bashful dog. Lucci doesn't want hugs and kisses so the family lets him have some space. Nice story to help kids understand that some animals need to be treated different.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute and funny for everyone to enjoy! February 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Just read your book to my boys last night...they loved it and me too! Such a cute and funny book! We look forward to reading more of them if a series is in the horizon! Well done! :-) Thank you and keep up the great work!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable and a great keepsake the author has shared January 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very sweet poem about a dog who doesn't give smoochies until the family shows him months and months of love. The illustrations are in the style of children's drawings, with some collages of the author's nieces and nephews photos. The overall feel is of a family keepsake that the author has shared; we really enjoyed this as a bedtime read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet lil Lucci. January 14, 2012
By Christy
Format:Kindle Edition
I downloaded this picture book for free this evening to read with my 5 year old at bedtime. The story is definitely cute, seeing the family crave the affection of their newly adopted pup, Lucci. My son enjoyed the drawings and pointed out the dogs on each page as I read to him. The rhymes flowed well and it was just the right length for a bedtime story.

This might not read so well on a regular Kindle, as the photos are in color.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right Up My 2nd Grader's Alley September 7, 2012
By Misty
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My 7 year-old daughter Zoe says her favorite thing about this book is that Lucci is kind of like her with not wanting smoochies, plus there's a co-starring dog named Zoe! This story is right up her alley.

Donna L. Sadd's sweet picture book is perfect for little ones to read either in print or on Kindle. It looks great on my Kindle fire. Zoe's reading it out loud for the 2nd time, in fact, beside me as I type.

If you have a little reader, whether they like smoochies or not, pick up a copy of this book. It's perfect to add to your kids' reading collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lucci - The No Smoochie Poochie July 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Lucci - The No Smoochie Poochie by Donna L. Sadd is a charming story of a sweet little dog named Lucci and the family that loves her.

The family adopted Lucci and showered him with love and affection, but Lucci refused to give them any smoochies. They fed him and cuddled and played with him, but when it was time for kisses Lucci would run away. Perplexed the family doesn't know what to do so they decide to do nothing. No more smoochies for Lucci. Will Lucci miss all the attention from her family and learn to love smoochies?

Lucci - The No Smoochie Poochie teaches children that everyone, even poochies, need love and affection and it's not until we lose it that we can learn to appreciate. Certainly a story children will want to hear again and again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story!
I really liked this book. The concept of Lucci being a no smoochie poochie is adorable. It takes Lucci a while to get that kisses are a sign of affection. Every page made me smile. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jan Romes
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucci needs time :)
This is a sweet (and true) story about a little dog Lucci who wasn't very affectionate. His family however was very persistent and gave him plenty of love. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Children's Author Alinka Rutkowska
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucci-The No Smoochie Poochie
Yes, this is a book for young children and it is delightful. I loved the artwork and believe children will love it as well as they will love learning why Lucci is the no Smoochie... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Gerri Bowen
4.0 out of 5 stars Adorable
An adorable little story with cute illustrations. My ony complaint is that the text does not display well on the kindle paperwhite.
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I love Lucci
Donna Sadd has written a wonderful children's book with just the right amount of quirkiness to keep children listening (or reading). Read more
Published on October 17, 2012 by Lesley Fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars So sweet.
What a darling Little book. So sweet to read. Kids would enjoy, so download for your child today. Thank you Donna for sharing.
Published on September 12, 2012 by KimPitbull123
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Children's Picture Book!
LUCCI THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE by Donna L. Sadd is a sweet, children's rhyming book. I've adopted many dogs over the years that have been battered and abused, so I could relate to... Read more
Published on August 3, 2012 by MG
4.0 out of 5 stars Adorable!
I received a print copy of Lucci-The No Smoochie Poochie from the author for the purpose of review.

When I read this book to my 3 year old daughter, she loved it! Read more
Published on April 16, 2012 by Jennifer C. Mcilwain
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More About the Author

Donna L. Sadd- Was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island. She now lives in Central Texas Hill Country with her husband, raising a menagerie of pets.

One day, she and her two young nieces wondered why her real adopted dachshund Lucci never gave smoochies, so Ms. Sadd began rhyming verses and sketching the beginning pages of the story, "Lucci The No Smoochie Poochie."

Ms. Sadd then finished the story, incorporating her nieces and nephew into it, and printed the book as gifts to them. LUCCI- The No Smoochie Poochie was published in January 2012 to share the story of patience and love with the world.

Folks say that LUCCI THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE is a perfect bedtime story.

Ms. Sadd is currently polishing several children's picture books for publication.

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