The Poky Little Puppy's Special Spring Day (Little Golden Book) (Hardcover)
Everyone's favorite dog--the Poky Little Puppy--stars in a new springtime story, perfect for Easter!
Poky and his siblings are excited to play outside on this beautiful spring day. They sniff fresh flowers, splash in puddles after getting caught in a passing shower, and even join some children in an Easter egg hunt! This new Little Golden Book is written and illustrated to recall the bestselling classic story, The Poky Little Puppy, published back in 1942. Boys and girls will love spending their special spring days reading this story.
Look for these other Poky Little Golden Books: The Poky Little Puppy, The Poky Little Puppy's Wonderful Winter Day, The Poky Little Puppy and the Patchwork Blanket, and The Poky Little Puppy and the Pumpkin Patch.
About the Author
DIANE MULDROW is the author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book series, and was the longtime editorial director at Golden Books. She has written dozens of books including We Planted a Tree, a 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best selection, and a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.
SUE DICICCO is a prolific children's book illustrator as well as a sculptor. Born in Southern California, she attended Cal Arts, then worked for Disney and other studios as an animator before opening her own studio. She illustrated The Poky Little Puppy's Wonderful Winter Day Little Golden Book, as well as Random House's Step Into Reading titles The Poky Little Puppy, The Shy Little Kitten, Tootle, Scuffy the Tugboat, and The Little Red Caboose.
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