The Great Puppy Invasion
The Great Puppy Invasion

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Annotation: When Strictville, where fun, play, and cuteness are all forbidden, is invaded by hundreds of adorable puppies, everyone is terrified--until Teddy decides to shake the littlest puppy's paw.
Catalog Number: #150344
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Smith, Kim,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-544-99917-7 Perma-Bound: 0-605-99603-2
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-544-99917-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99603-8
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2016030315
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
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Hordes of puppies take over the town of Strictville, and no one knows how to react.Strictville has a very bold motto: "All Work and No Play Makes for a Great Day!" So when a tiny puppy wanders into town, it is seen as a menace. No cuteness or play allowed! But things grow worse when more and more puppies come. The dark-skinned, female mayor with fantastic cat-eye glasses shouts, "We must get rid of these adorable creatures!" The townsfolk try everything: throwing sticks (the puppies just bring them back), chasing them (the puppies love the game), and feeding them (that is when the tail-wagging starts). Ultimately, they decide the safest place is indoors, and everyone runs home. Until the tiniest puppy, with the biggest eyes, catches the attention of a brown-skinned boy named Teddy. The entire multiracial town peers out in horror from their windows while Teddy dares to shake the pup's tiny, fuzzy paw. It is…delightful! Strictville becomes not so strict after all. Smith's cartoonish people pair well with the mock mass hysteria of a puppy invasion, her tidy streetscapes teeming with puppies appropriately Twilight Zone-esque. Hints of a new cute creature coming to town just may shake things up again. This silly story turns convention on its head, and kids who get the joke will surely giggle. (Picture book. 3-8)
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Word Count: 431
Reading Level: 2.7
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.7 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 194253 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.1 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q71084

What's a town to do when not one, not two, but hundreds of adorable, wriggling puppies invade? This is especially a problem in Strictville, where no one has ever seen puppies before. And where there are rules against such things. In fact, cuteness of any kind is considered downright criminal. But one boy is brave enough to face the adorable doggies, and he just may turn things around for this narrow-minded town. A true treat for the funny bone!


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