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Title:
Mucky Pup's Christmas
Author:
Brown, Ken (Ken James)
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 1999.

©1998
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
When Mucky Pup is banished from the farmhouse for "spoiling" Christmas, he spends the night in the barn with the other animals thinking that Christmas does not seem like much fun.
General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain"--page facing t.p.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 42608.
ISBN:
9780525461418
Format :
Book

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When Mucky Pup is banished from the farmhouse for spoiling Christmas, he spends the night in the barn with the other animals thinking that Christmas does not seem like much fun.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-6. Mucky, an adorable pup, thinks he's helping get ready for Christmas (whatever that is) by tasting the cake, knocking over the tree, and chewing the cards. Banished to the barn, he and his pal Pig decide Christmas can't be much fun and that a roll in the snow is far preferable. Mucky rolls down a hill just missing the children he lives with. Happy to see Mucky, they take him home, where he has dinner, prances around wrappings, and gets a present himself. There's no particular element of the story that stands out, but the sum is greater than its parts. The story is delightfully warm and veers effortlessly between realistic moments in the humans' house and Mucky's caper with his barnyard friends. The artwork stands out, however. Chock-full scenes in the house, awash in holiday detail, contrast nicely with outdoor scenes in which snow drifts over double-page spreads. A merry addition to holiday shelves. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

Brown's delicate watercolors are alight with affection and warmth as the fetching, flop-eared hero of Mucky Pup returns just in time to wreak holiday havoc. Banished outdoors for being "helpful" (he calls it sorting the mail, tasting the cake and rearranging the tree; the family calls it ruining all of the above), the penitent pooch spends the night with his barnyard friends, then frolics in his first snow. Kids will like the healthy dose of mischief, especially because all is forgiven in the end. Ages 3-9. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Mucky Pup is trying to be helpful by sorting the mail, tasting the Christmas cake, and rearranging the tree, but his human family seems to think that he has spoiled the holiday. When he is put out of the house, he asks his friend Pig what Christmas is all about. Neither Pig nor any of the other farmyard animals know the answer, and Mucky Pup spends Christmas Eve with them in the barn (not hearing his family's calls). In the morning, the two friends rush out to play in the fresh snow. Mucky Pup rolls down a hill and into the children's snowman, and is welcomed back into the house where they "fed him a delicious dinner and let him tumble and roll in the big pile of crumpled wrapping paper So this is Christmas, and I didn't ruin it! thought Mucky Pup happily." The slight story line is enhanced by Brown's soft yet energetic watercolor illustrations. Still, this book probably won't top anyone's must-have list.-L.F. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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