The Poky Little Puppy is another Little Golden Book and Gustaf Tenggren overlap, so, of course, I had to buy it. Also, I had a copy of this book when I was a child, so it is always fun to revisit some aspects of childhood.
I'm not quite sure what the lesson/moral of this story is. Maybe it's just that puppies don't read very well. Maybe it is that it pays to be poky if you want rice pudding or chocolate custard, but it doesn't pay to be poky if you want strawberry shortcake. Maybe it's just that puppies don't listen to their mother any better than little boys do. Whatever the lesson/moral, this book is adorable because of Tenggren's artwork.