Puppy Love by Dick King-Smith

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Funny, bumbling puppies are among life's most wonderful friends. The author of "All Pigs Are Beautiful" and "I Love Guinea Pigs" now praises the pleasure of puppies. Color illustrations.
 

About Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitten, Gloucestershire, England. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a farmer and a schoolteacher. He served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II and attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire. He has written over 100 children's books including The Fox Busters, The Hodgeheg, and The Sheep Pig (aka Babe-The Gallant Pig), which was adapted as the 1995 film Babe. The 1995 TV miniseries The Queen's Nose was also based in one of his books. He was voted Children's Author of the Year at the 1991 British Book Awards. He died on January 4, 2011 at the age of 88.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Candlewick. 33 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The pair that collaborated on I Love Guinea Pigs (1995) teams up again on a universally appealing subject, rendered quite personal by King-Smith.

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Few people can resist puppies, and certainly not King-Smith, who confesses they're his favorite baby animal. A first meeting with a tiny dachshund is described as puppy love at first sight; reader

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Jeram's (Guess How Much I Love You) whimsical watercolors, vignettes as well as full-page compositions, capture the essence of puppy appeal, from their chubby bodies and oversized paws to their characteristic quizzical, wide-eyed look--her close-up of the dachshund puppy nose-to-nose with a Great...

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PW called this ""winsome"" tribute to the author's puppies, past and present ""a low-key gem."" Ages 4-8.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

The city of Las Vegas offered a DoggyTines Day celebration Saturday at Centennial Hills Park, featuring a variety of pup-filled fun.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

A year after being abandoned in a trashed foreclosure home, three dogs -- Moe, Sam and Dora -- held a riotous reunion last week in the Rio's Chippendales Theatre.

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The new owner of the breeder-donated pup, Christina Hall of Las Vegas, named the puppy Lili in honor of the organization, one of the best in town.

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