Some Swell Pup: Or, Are You Sure You Want a Dog?
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Some Swell Pup: Or, Are You Sure You Want a Dog?

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"A book for everyone who has ever trained a puppy, or plans to take on the project. It is instructive, and fun. Not just for children."--Robert D. Hale, Boston Entertaining Arts. Full-color illustrations.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published May 1st 1986)
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A sweet little book wherein Sendak expresses his love of dogs as well as some basic foundations for having and raising a puppy. Would be an excellent book to help teach a youngster, not to mention many adults, how to be a good puppy daddy or mommy!
May 22, 2012 Mustang rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I thought it was okay because the puppy would kind of act like a person. The kids would not liste to learn how to take care of the pup.-mb

I thought this was a very good lesen on how to take care of a pupy.
It's definitely successful in teaching the lesson to kids that getting a dog is probably more work than they expect, and it's an amusing comic-book-style story, but all in all, not a hit, in my opinion.
Dear dear Maurice Sendak. Tells the story of a couple of kids who want to adopt a dog and what they had to learn about owning a puppy.
One of those rare children's books that recognizes that children have intelligence and can recognize sarcasm.
read on vacation at Grandma and Grandpa's in California
I loved this book when I was little.
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Maurice Bernard Sendak is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. An elementary school (from kindergarten to grade five) in North Hollywood, California is named in his honor.

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