The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy

The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy


$7.92 $7.99 Save 1% Current price is $7.92, Original price is $7.99. You Save 1%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, December 16


Petey the puppy has one wish for Christmas: to have a boy of his very own. But boys are in short supply this year, and he can't seem to find one who is just right!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060526986
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/27/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 103,677
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jane Thayer was the pen name of Catherine Woolley. Ms. Woolley lived in Truro, Massachusetts, until her death in 2005.

Lisa McCue is the acclaimed illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Part-time Dog and The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, by Jane Thayer, and Irving Berlin’s easter parade. She is also the designer and creator of Fuzzytail Greetings, her own line of greeting cards. Ms. McCue lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Puppy Who Wanted a Boy 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MarthaL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An old favorite. I have read this Christmas dog story dozens of times to early elementary students. Second graders love to read it themselves. Bought used for my own grandson.
Heather19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This a very cute story about a stray puppy who wants someone to love him and care for him.
kimbrady on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a Christmas story about a puppy who wants a boy of his own to love. Petey the puppy goes searching for a boy, but finds they are mostly taken by by other dogs. Children will enjoy this slightly silly story in which text and illustrations are considered from a "dog's eye view." This is a weekly reader "Reading Rainbow" book, probably selected for its fun story which is readable and relevant to elementary-aged readers. Dog-loving children will especially love it-- but beware-- they may wind up asking to be some puppy's boy or girl! I would recommend this book as an addition to a school or public library children's collection.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young puppy just wants a boy for Christmas, but his mother can't find any. He goes on a journey to find one and finds love. A charming story about a puppy trying to find his place in the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was going through my old stuff in my old hometown to decide what to leave in storage and what to bring to my new home. I found it in a tub with my old Berenstain Bear books. Brings a tear to my eye every time I read it, partly because I want a puppy for myself, but I don't have the time or money right now to commit to one. 
WordsofTruth More than 1 year ago
This is such a creative little story! Having read it for several years to my children (we have the 1988 edition) I hope to someday be able to read it to their children and get them each their own family copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
penelope656 More than 1 year ago
I believe this is my favorite children's book. The story is sweet and the illustrations are wonderful. I have read this book over and over to my children and now will read it to my grandchildren. If you want only one child's book, this should be it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Children get the opportunity to see the viewpoint of a dog. The book explores the idea that dogs enjoy us, as much as we enjoy having them in our lives. I use it in my classroom and all the children make an ornament out of a dog biscuit after the book is finished.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was little it was awesome. I recomend it for all little kids it's great!!1