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Hardworking Puppies
by Lynn Reiser

We are little puppies who like to play.
We could run and chase a ball every day!
We could roll around in grass and dig a hole or two.
We could bark at little squirrels until the day was through.

But we get tired of playing.
We need more to do.
We want you to train us,
So we can work for you.

We are hardworking puppies,
We like having jobs, you see.
From firefighters to therapy pups,
What good friends are we!

You will love this bright picture book about ten puppies who want jobs. One by one, a person calls them to be trained to work. You can count them leaving. Ten little puppies, nine puppies, eight puppies, seven puppies, six puppies, five puppies, four puppies, three puppies, two puppies, one puppy--all have jobs. Can you guess what they do after work?

The story will encourage you to train your dog to do great things. You'll also meet some big synonyms for "beginners" along the way.

Hardworking Puppies is included in our Kids Wings Stepstone Stories Collection of 50 literature guides for award-winning picture books! Now on sale while the limited quantity lasts.


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Literature Connections:

Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep with a Kids' Wings Unit in Reading Seeds.

Widget by Lynn Rossiter--a picture book about a little lost dog who becomes a service dog with a unit in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure

How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George--nonfiction--Cute picture book on training your dog--Unit in Roots and Wings

Shelter Dogs by Peg Kehret --A wonderful collection of true stories about shelter dogs that became famous for primary read aloud--Unit in Tales for Two Centuries

Widget by Lynn Rossiter--a picture book about a little lost dog who becomes a service dog with a unit in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure

A 6-page Unit for Hardworking Puppies is part of a collection of 50 units in Stepstone Stories

The Unit Contains:
Crossword Puzzle

Readers’ Theater Script
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Discussion Cards
Logic Puzzle


With special thanks to Mickey Gentle for allowing us to use his delightful version of the traditional music, "Snowshoes," as our background music.


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