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When Lucy Goes Out Walking: A Puppy's First Year

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Meet Lucy, a little puppy full of bounce and curiosity. Lucy loves taking walks; it's especially fun to greet the neighborhood children and play with other dogs. Whether it's to race down a snowy hill in February or frolic in the grass in May, Lucy never says no to a stroll outdoors. Come December, Lucy's enjoyed every season, and she's almost all grown up!

In lyrical langu
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published September 2009)
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Julia Brumfield
Nov 14, 2016 Julia Brumfield rated it liked it
Shelves: children, book
First of all Lucy is an adorable border collie or border collie mix who takes us into what it is like to be a puppy learning to be with her master as he takes her out. Each two pages showcases a month as well as activity that you may be able to do within that month so that way children are also learning about the seasons in an indirect fashion.

But mostly the book is about the calendar months and the way the illustrations are it is like the reader is given a chance to hold the calendar page bef
Jun 16, 2016 Asho rated it really liked it
This book reminded me immediately of a childhood favorite, Chicken Soup With Rice. Much like that book, it takes the reader through the twelve months of the year. Each month has a little poem about something seasonal that the lead character (in this book, Lucy, a growing puppy) does. This is a good choice for learning about months and seasons. Lucy is very cute. This wasn't my son's favorite of the library books he picked out on this particular trip, but he enjoyed it and had me read it a few ...more
Feb 09, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry-books
This book is written in rhyme with a repetitive line at the start of each page. The book is about a dog named Lucy. Lucy starts out as a puppy in the book and you follow her month to month and watch her grow. You also get to learn what Lucy likes to do and you get to see what she does on all her different walks. Really good illustrations. I also really like how each month has its own sepereate page.
Traci Bold
Mar 02, 2016 Traci Bold rated it really liked it
Lucy is adorable. I love how this book tells the story by each month with the calendar page turns at the bottom right corner.

Typical puppy behavior that we all enjoy so much.

Written and illustrated by Ashley Wolff. I also love how how the authors last name is canine oriented. :)

Published by Henry Holt and Company
The Library Lady
Feb 19, 2010 The Library Lady rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is just wonderful. We experience each month of the year with Lucy, watch her grow from a tiny puppy to an adult dog. The art glows and the vivid colors give the feel of each month's special pleasures, and I like that the bottom corners of each double page spread show the names of the month past and the month to come as if you are turning a calendar. Another great book from Wolff.
Nov 27, 2009 Dodie rated it it was amazing
This sweet book follows puppy Lucy through one year, month by month, as she grows bigger and smarter. Wolff's bright and detailed gouache illustrations build a story behind the story, showing the change of seasons along with the different activities that accompany them - kite-flying in April, selling lemonade in August, and throwing snowballs in December. A great read-aloud.
Jan 31, 2013 Romelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Written in rhyme with repetitive line: When Lucy goes out walking...
Follows the growth of a puppy through the months of the year.
Sweet, playful, poetic.
Illustrated in soft colors and textures.
Phuong Dao
Dec 05, 2010 Phuong Dao rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
This book is talking about what Lucy were doing when she walks through each month. Each month has different weather and no matter what Lucy always enjoy being outside doing thing with her master. This book is a very excellent book to teach children about the season of the year.
Karen Arendt
Jan 22, 2010 Karen Arendt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Another cute story for Dog and Bear. I love the part where Dog is bouncing on the bed and Bear has to prepare for Dog's bounce off the bed.
May 11, 2010 Beth rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Learn about the order of the months, different seasons and see Lucy grow. You can also ask the children what month they were born and have them raise their hand during that time in the story.
Jun 12, 2013 Janae rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
Each page has a poem about that month beginning with "When Lucy goes out walking..." and highlights some activities/features of that month.
Mar 31, 2016 Whitney rated it really liked it
super adorable book that goes month to month when a puppy goes out to play to when she's grown. Kids loved it.
Class 305
Oct 01, 2012 Class 305 rated it really liked it
Good book to discuss the months of year and what the weather is like. I love that its focused around a dog too.
Jeanette Johnson
May 27, 2011 Jeanette Johnson rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is a cute picture book. It describes in verse, each month of the year as seen through a puppy's eyes.
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