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Pretzel (Curious George) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-11-13 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 120 user ratings
ISBN:0395837332
LANGUAGE:English

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My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

http://spreadthewordnevada.org/

Myself, I go out on the weekends and
shop thrift store and bulk book lots to rescue books and donate them. Sometimes I'll find a book I remember reading when I was young and will read it again before passing it on.

I don't rate these books using my normal scale, instead I give most of them three stars. This isn't a Criticism of the book, simply my way of rating them as good for children.
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"I am sure that I read this book when I was a child - probably more than once. So I was very excited to read this one with our girls. And probably none too soon, as they are starting to grow out of simple books like this one.

The narrative is short and entertaining and the illustrations are colorful and certainly remind me of the pictures from the many Curious George books I read when I was young. Our girls never really got into George, but they liked this story.

Overall, this is a sweet tale to read with younger children. It certainly evoked a sense of nostalgia from me as I read it aloud (on our iPad no less!) We were thrilled to find this ebook available from our local library and we really enjoyed reading this book together.
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"My mother-in-law has a very small selection of books on hand to read, some of which are her children's childhood books. Apparently Pretzel is one of these. I love the illustrations, but the story is weird reading these days:
Pretzel is an insanely long Dachshund. He likes Greta and wants to marry her, but Greta doesn't like long Dachshunds. So he gives her gifts, and she isn't interested. He does tricks to impress her, but she's not interested. Finally, he saves her and she marries him. While you could read it that not gifts and showing off but doing the right thing will win someone's love, and maybe that it's good to look past appearances, it's pretty weird that Greta keeps his gifts and it is a little "rescue the princess and win her love." I later found out my wife loves this one from childhood; I guess it's a good thing I never tried to win her over with gifts and by showing off. ;)
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"I have a funny story about this book. A couple of my friends from college, Heidi and Heather, are as in love with dachshunds as I am. We bonded over our love for our perpetual-puppies. I like to give them dachshund related items, and this Christmas I decided I would find a book for them. I found Pretzel online, and even though I hadn’t read it I bought a copy for both of them. The same day I put their books in the mail I got a package from Heidi in the mail—and she had got me a copy of Pretzel too! It’s funny, and makes me smile.

I bought it without reading it because the same people that made Curious George created it and I had high expectations.

Pretzel is the story of a dachshund (Pretzel) that grows abnormally long and tries to woo a lady dachshund, Greta. But Greta doesn’t like long dogs and so he has to prove that he would do anything for her.

The premise of the book is that Greta was judging Pretzel for his appearance. When he is heroic and saves her from a construction zone she fell in, she decides she’ll marry him.

I get that the big picture idea is that it’s inside beauty that matters over outward beauty. But I think it’s also important to note that in the book, Pretzel is praised for how long he is by everyone but Greta—he wins ribbons for being the longest dog. But Greta doesn’t praise him like the others.

A secondary lesson is that everyone judges beauty differently. Even though the world said that Pretzel was the best, Greta didn’t see that until he put himself in danger to help her.

It’s a cute book. It’s definitely different from what I’m used to seeing in newer children’s books. But it’s good. I would read it to my kiddos and discuss the different aspects of it with them.
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" We liked the pictures better than the story which is sad because this book could've been a cute story. " said.

" Such a sweet little book, although the writing was not that impressive. I feel like it needed just one more proof before they printed it. But nonetheless, it is a cute book with wonderful illustrations. A must read for dachshund lovers. " said.

" I used to read this book to my brother when he was little. Tonight, I reread it to my little one and he started kicking me where I could feel him. It's one of my favorites and now I forever cherish this momment forever. " said.

"Lots of Kids books gonna be on this feed in the next few years since I'm Daddin' hard so be warned.

This one gets the full five I think mostly for its anachronistic plot: a proud, winning, alpha-male trying so hard to woo the beauty of his choice, who is mostly playing "hard to get." But the art is sooooo damn good, and for a generation raised on Curious George it's really fun to finally place that mental itch.

I like how much text there is in this one too. Really something for baby to wrap her ears around along with the great visuals.
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