Book Reviews of The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy

The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy
The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy
Author: Lisa McCue, Jane Thayer
ISBN-13: 9780688082932
ISBN-10: 0688082939
Publication Date: 10/1988
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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5 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
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Good story.
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This book is really sad but it ends up nice or happy I sould say. Easy read nice book.
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This is one of our family's favorite books.
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A Reading Rainbow book that my kids loved. Sweet story about a dog who looks for the perfect little boy to call his own.
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When a puppy decides he wants a boy for Christmas, he has to find one on his own.
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A cute read!
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The Puppy who wanted a Boy is the perilous adventure of a little puppy in search of an owner. Fun from beginning to end.
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Oh my god I forgot all about this book! This was my favorite book as a child! My mom had a yar sale and accidentally put it in the book box. I forgot about it until now! This is an awsome book to read to your children. A treasure to keep and not put in the book box as my mom had done! lol
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A Reading Rainbow Book. The Puppy Who Wanted a boy is a story about wishing. But it has a twist. Instead of a child wishing for a puppy near holiday time, it is a story about a puppy wishing for a child.
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beautiful copy!

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.
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What a charming story. Our little nephew just loved it and was delighted that he could take it home with him.