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Title:
My puppy is born
Author:
Cole, Joanna.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised and expanded edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow Junior Books, 1991.
Physical Description:
42 unnumbered pages ; 26 cm
Summary:
Text and photographs follow a Norfolk terrier puppy from birth to eight weeks later when she goes home with her joyous new owner.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 08127 Guided reading level: J.
ISBN:
9780688097707

9780688097714
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Book

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Text and photographs follow a Norfolk terrier puppy from birth to eight weeks later when she goes home with her joyous new owner.


Author Notes

Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology.

Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body."

Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Ages 3-5. Puppies are irresistible and so is this revised and expanded book graphically illustrating the birth and early life of a Norfolk terrier puppy. Cole's first edition [BKL N 15 73] featured black-and-white photos by Jerome Wexler of a miniature dachshund. What a difference the technology of 17 years makes! Now, exquisitely sharp, well-designed color photos capture the events, stage by stage. The simple text of one or two sentences per page (with several changes in words or phrases in the 1991 edition) begins with the same question in both books: "Guess what?" Here, a delighted little girl peeks around a door, while in the earlier book the question stands alone on a blank page. The photo-essay continues, showing the mother dog as she gives birth, cleans her puppies, then sleeps with her litter. The little girl's puppy is featured in incredibly cute shots--with eyes closed and ears plugged. As the puppy grows, the reader watches its first halting steps, messy eating habits, and snoozing poses. A gem for preschoolers and a sure bet for older youngsters who just won't be able to turn down a chance to enjoy such a warm experience. ~--Deborah Abbott


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 4-- Clear, crisp, full-color photographs make this revision (Morrow, 1973) a charmer. As a little girl anxiously awaits the birth of puppies by the Norfolk terrier next door, a story unfolds. The puppies' arrival and first few weeks of life and development are shown and described in a simple narrative that is accessible to very young audiences. From the attractive cover with puppy peering out, past bright red endpapers and colorful photos inside, the fun is just beginning when, as the book ends, the little girl can now take her eight-week-old puppy home with her. While the text is only slightly different, the engaging photographs are all new--the previous edition featured black-and-white photographs of miniature dachshunds. Thus, the new My Puppy Is Born will captivate dog lovers. --Carol Kolb Phillips, The Library, East Brunswick, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.