- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
- Lexile Measure: 510 (What's this?)
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (September 27, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006052698X
- ISBN-13: 978-0060526986
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy Paperback – September 27, 2005
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Petey, a puppy, wants a boy of his own for Christmas, but never expects to find so many who want to offer him a home; a re-illustrated version of the favorite story. A Reading Rainbow selection . Ages 3-8.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1 What a pleasure it is to welcome a new edition of Jane Thayer's charming book, first illustrated by Seymour Fleishman (Morrow, 1958). More than anything in the world, Petey, a puppy, wanted a boy for Christmas. Nothing else his mother suggested would do, and none of the other dogs would give him their boys. Dejected, Petey passes the Home for Boys where a lonely newcomer sits on the steps. Petey has found not one boy, but 50 boys full of love. McCue's puppy is a frisky, impish dog-pound special, closely resembling her Sebastian, the Super Sleuth of Mary Blount Christian's novels (Macmillan). However, where Sebastian is portrayed with scratchboard, Petey and friends are in naturalistic watercolors highlighted with crayon. The "Orphan's Home" of the earlier edition has become a Home for Boys; minor changes in the text are in keeping with evolving life styles; the interracial boys are in cords, blue jeans and sneakers. With updated text and illustrations, an old friend has a new personality, and Petey is virtually guaranteed another almost 40 years of popularity with the picture book crowd.Virginia Opocensky, Lincoln City Libraries, Nebr.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought copies for our grandchildren and I'm getting another one to have here when they visit.
Petey the puppy is precious!