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The Poky Little Puppy (Little Golden Book) [Kindle Edition]

Janette Sebring Lowrey , Gustaf Tenggren
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $3.99
Kindle Price: $2.28
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Sold by: Random House LLC

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Book 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’s books of all time. Now this curious little puppy is ready to win the hearts and minds of a new generation of kids.


From the Hardcover edition.


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From the Inside Flap

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.

About the Author

JANETTE SEBRING LOWREY has the distinction of being the author of the bestselling picture book of all time.


GUSTAF TENGGREN came to the United States from Sweden in 1920. He provided much of the concept artwork for the Walt Disney films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio. Tenggren illustrated many classic Golden Books including The Saggy Baggy Elephant and Tawny Scrawny Lion.

Product Details

  • File Size: 8424 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00HXZDH1Y
  • Publisher: Golden Books; 1 edition (May 25, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003MZ0XKW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,490 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It may not be a Caldecott Winner... November 16, 2004
By Jena
Format:Hardcover
...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.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book! June 8, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for little kids June 18, 2002
Format:Hardcover
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.)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SWEETEST LITTLE BOOK June 10, 2009
By Barbara
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Since there is always a child at my home, I was running out of books for them and decided I needed to add a few. I am a big fan of books written years ago and decided to purchase this book. I am so glad I did. It is the sweetest story, and I am always asked to read the book over and over again.

I find that books written a long time ago have wonderful lessons and appeal to children a great deal more then many contemporary children's books.

It is a lovely book and I encourage anyone with children to purchase it.
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46 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addresses an important issue March 10, 2003
Format:Hardcover
This was the first children's book to write honestly about the issue of pokyness. The subject is introduced in a gentle manner so as not to unduly embarrass a young listener who is struggling with pokyness. As someone else put it, "the puppy is the child who has failed to progress beyond the mirror-stage, surely." I couldn't agree more, or recommend this more highly for any parents with poky children.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Minutes To Read Yet Never To Be Forgotten September 1, 2005
Format:Hardcover
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...
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the book from my youth January 18, 2007
Format:Hardcover
I was disappointed in the quality of this book. It seems flimsy and not of the quality I remember from when I was a child. In fact, the cover isn't as wide as the book pages, so they stick out and are sure to get tattered with time. Since it was only a few bucks I might try to find another copy that is of better quality.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars kindle edition: not too bad! January 7, 2011
By K. Hunt
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
i've been looking for a children's book to have on the kindle for my son just-in-case but have been skeptical of the choices available since there are few books and they will be viewed in black and white. i decided to take a chance on this one since we own it in color and know the story well.

for 88 cents, it's not too bad. the text is easy to read, the pictures aren't too bad in grayscale and you can certainly read the story. some of the pictures are small because they are wide while taller illustrations fill the whole page. there are a few blank pages but whatever.

all-in-all i wouldn't replace a colored, tangible copy with the kindle edition, and i wouldn't introduce the child to this classic on the kindle, but as a familiar story to have on the kindle for him when he needs something to look at it's worth the 88 cents
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I gave this to a young family member. My ...
I gave this to a young family member. My children had me to read this book over and over as a child.
Published 6 days ago by cindylou
5.0 out of 5 stars This was my daughter's favorite book as a toddler and I purchased this...
This was my daughter's favorite book as a toddler and I purchased this for her new baby boy.....love it! Thanks for prompt delivery.
Published 6 days ago by Jeannette Speck
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST LIKE I REMEMBERED
I ordered this book for my son because it was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I am happy to say that the book and story are just like I remembered. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Poky Little Puppy
For my soon to be born first granddaughter.
Published 11 days ago by Brenda Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic for the new generation
Remember this book as a child and then again for my own children. Was fun to share with my grandson although electronically this time! And He loves it!
Published 13 days ago by Jackie6302
4.0 out of 5 stars Second generation of readers.
My children had this book years ago. They absolutely loved it so it seemed like a no brainer to buy The Pokey Little Puppy for my grandchildren.
Published 16 days ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for little ones
Such innocence. My grandsons love this story. I would highly recommend this childrens golden book. It's a lesson learned.
Published 18 days ago by Susan Silston
5.0 out of 5 stars The books were a big hit -- sent along with ...
The books were a big hit -- sent along with 16 others to a movie star couple for their new baby! Thank you!
Published 19 days ago by Nora L Egan
1.0 out of 5 stars I Got This As an Experiment
I don't think I will get any more kids books for the Kindle. The one I have is black and white. The images don't really fit on the screen. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SpaceWeepul
5.0 out of 5 stars love this book
Bought my niece this book and even tho she's not even 6 months yet, I know she'll love it. What would've been better is if Poky had a furry tummy like the book I had as a kid.
Published 1 month ago by S.Hody
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