My Puppy Gave to Me

My Puppy Gave to Me

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Twelve days of yuletide fur and fun! The perfect gift for any family who has a naughty pet-this book turns the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas into a hilarious and endearing tale of one bad, little puppy! With each passing day, the dog steals something new to give to his owner, bringing disaster and chaos in his wake! Santa jollies, shiny ribbons, and fluffy mittens are just a few of this pet's favorite things. Although this festive pup causes mounds of Christmas trouble, his silly holiday antics still inspire a giggle and a smile. This bundle of canine joy is full of five pounds of love. Dog lovers and Christmas revelers alike will want to share this catchy, sing-song read with their children.
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  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Gretna, LA, United States
  • English
  • 1455619434
  • 9781455619436

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Who took the lights off the evergreen tree?

Join one naughty dog as he celebrates the twelve days of Christmas the only way he knows how-by being very, very mischievous. Filled with loads of energy and five pounds of love, this spirited little puppy makes for a memorable and entertaining holiday story. A fur-filled twist on the traditional carol, this book counts down the days until Christmas as one clever canine plays Kris Kringle.

Shredding curly ribbons and crushing shiny tree ornaments are just two of the playful but disastrous exploits of the troublesome pup. Although he misbehaves, this Christmas bundle is always six sloppy kisses away from a snuggle and a smile. Every time the puppy is caught red-pawed, a sneaky white cat is not far away. Climbing into the tree, creeping around corners, and sauntering away from trouble, this festive feline may be hiding something!

In a tale of missing mittens and reindeer slippers, fluffy friends and Christmas tea, these twelve days sparkle and shine with holiday magic! Illustrations inspired by the season mirror the jolly tone of the sing-along text, highlighting the detail of one hilarious and adorable puppy.

Author Cheryl Dannenbring has more than twenty-five years of teaching experience. She received her BA in elementary and special education from Augustana College in Sioux Falls and her MEQ in teaching emotional and behavioral disorders from the University of Minnesota. As a child, Dannenbring loved to read stories about animals, specifically dogs and horses. The canine character in My Puppy Gave to Me was inspired by a family pooch that once ate an entire tableful of gingerbread men!

Illustrator Cynthia Kremsner studied graphic arts and drama at Santa Rose Junior College. When she is not being wagged down by the pupparazzi, she serves as illustrator coordinator for the Nevada region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Kremsner lives with her husband, two children, and many pets in Sparks, Nevada.
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"Puppies and Christmas-OMG, what's not to like? Duluth author Cheryl Dannenbring does not disappoint in her revised version of the Twelve Days of Christmas, and Cynthia Kremsner's illustrations sweetly portray the mischievous puppy. Most of these 'gifts' come rumpled, broken, slobbered or shredded, but the joy is consistent. If you're looking for a new Christmas favorite, especially for the littlest ones, this should be a present that you give your home."-- (12/01/2014)
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