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Please, Puppy, Please Hardcover – November 1, 2005
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Kids love puppies and puppies love trouble. Please, Puppy, Please follows a brother and sister and their new and highly mischievous puppy. Inside, the puppy tears up newspaper and makes a mess. Outside, the puppy escapes, gets chased by the children, roles in the mud and makes a mess. After his bath, the puppy shakes water on everyone, and makes a mess. The story is very simplistic but not simple. There is only one sentence on each page but anyone who has ever tried to raise a puppy will instantly know how complex each of those sentences can be with a stubborn puppy. The text follows a poetic structure of having the children wanting the puppy to do something followed by puppy please, please, please (or something similar). The puppy wants nothing to do with these requests, wishing to create his own fun. Fans of the Lees' other book Please, Baby, Please will instantly recognize the same warm illustrations provided by Kadir Nelson. Nelson's soft colors add to the welcoming feel of this book. For all of the troubles that puppies cause to everyone around them, the last few pages show exactly why people willingly go through all this trouble- the friendship and affection that can only be provided by a loving pet.
The repetition and rhythm keeps the kids engaged while the large, playful pictures are easy to share even when my group is huge.
The illustrations are some of the best I've seen. The puppy's nose looks like it would be wet if you touched the page, and the children are full of life and motion.
I plan to use this book as often as I can and I will be purchasing a copy for my personal library.
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My 3 year old grandson loves this book. The illustrations are amazing and bring the story to life. They encourage the imagination and storytelling. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
The kids love it!! I hear phrase Puppy, puppy please at least 10 times a day! It's a phrase kids can easily pick up on.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Beautifully illustrated and lots of repetition for beginning readers.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer