Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pick a Pup

Submitted by Ms. Tess!
Pick a Pup by Marsha Wilson Chall, with illustrations by Jed Henry, is a wonderful story about a boy's first dog. Sam is so excited. His grandma is taking him to the animal shelter to pick out a dog! Sam is very smart. He looks at many books about dogs, to try to figure out what dog would be best for him. But he can't decide! He takes a long walk through his community, meeting all his friends and neighbors' dogs. What would be best for him? A sit-in-your-lap, likes-to-take-a-nap, hardly-makes-a-peep, mostly-sound-asleep dog? Or a runs-right-up, always-wakes-you-up, dances-for-a-bone, hates-to-play-alone dog? A dog with a pedigree? Or one that's a "potluck" mix? When the time comes to take a shelter puppy home, Sam is anxious. He still hasn't decided! But then, a puppy chooses him, in a lovely, serendipitous moment! This book teaches a fabulous lesson about pet ownership: be prepared! Do your research, and if possible, adopt the breed of your choice from a shelter. See this book listed in our catalog


  1. I'm always a sucker for books about characters named Sam ;) This sounds like a cool one, and I've always liked Jed Henry.

    1. We hope you enjoy the book, Sam! You should also check out "Leonardo the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems, which also features a fun charater named Sam. And thanks for reading our blog :)


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