This book was a favorite of mine when I was little and I am glad that I get to share it with my little one.
Pretzel is a dachshund who takes pride that he is different from everyone else. He has won blue ribbons for being the best dog, but he can not win over his love Greta. She doesn't like long dogs. He tries to win over her affections but still she refuses him. It's not until she falls into a deep hole and Pretzel rescues her that she decides to marry him. This is a charming story that has many good points to it, you should accept that you can be different from everyone else. Pretzel didn't look at his situation and pout but took it in stride and won blue ribbons. He also didn't hold a grudge against Greta and still helped her out when she was in trouble. There are many ways you can look at this story and see teachable moments for your little one.