Joseph's wish is fulfilled when his father brings him a puppy.
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PreSchool-Grade 3-- A young boy named Joseph sits by the fire and wonders why his father has gone out into the "frosty and cold" night. The father climbs a hill, follows a path, and arrives at a farm. Inside, children play at a table, apparently making gifts. The farm couple take him into the barn, and soon he leaves with a cardboard box held carefully in his arms. In the morning, Joseph's parents greet him and present him with the box, which contains a new puppy. The full-color illustrations are rendered with great skill and charm; each scene contains delightful details and visual clues that draw readers into this birthday story. Unfortunately, the text is stilted and stiff; awkward, repetitive sentence construction will be baffling to children and tedious to adults: "With the moon to guide them the yard they're crossing./ From the window the children are watching."A definite drawback in an otherwise appealing book with a festive, loving theme. --Eve Larkin, Chicago Public Library
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. childs/ oversized hard back book New . Unmarked*Ships securely* [blue]. Bookseller Inventory # 112213018
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027592359