Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Bookshelf Must-Have:
The Poky Little Puppy

by the Brightly Editors

Our latest Bookshelf Must-Have pick is a true classic. Beloved by generation after generation of readers, it’s as charming, sweet, and stylish today as it was when it was first published in 1942.

  • Why You Need: The Poky Little Puppy

  • The Poky Little Puppy

    by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books and this month's Bookshelf Must-Have pick might be the most classic entry in the entire Little Golden Books collection. The Poky Little Puppy has been enchanting young readers for more than 50 years. The story of a little puppy who wanders off on his own — "Now where in the world is that poky little puppy?" — to explore the "wide, wide world" at his own pace and slowly make his way back home to enjoy some tasty desserts is a timeless charmer for the toddler and pre-K set. Gustaf Tenggren's warm and inviting illustrations of the adorable, if mischievous, poky little puppy will draw little ones in right from the start, and the story of five puppies getting into trouble, with its soothing repetition and quickly recognizable patterns, is a relatable and approachable favorite for kids this age. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers will enjoy the retro look and feel of this beloved book whose golden spine and great artwork will liven up any bookshelf. With its trademark "This Little Golden Book belongs to" name plate on the inside cover, this one also makes a great gift and keepsake!

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