Harry Cat’s Pet Puppy. George Selden

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974; Awarded: 1977.

Synopsis: One of the sequels to The Cricket in Times Square, the story continues as Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse adopt a puppy. When the puppy grows too big for their drainpipe, they must find a suitable home for his elsewhere.

Themes: cats, puppies, pet care, adoption

Author Information: Fourth Book of Junior Authors, p 313

Discussion Questions: Standard 3, Benchmark 3.

1. How did Harry and Tucker find the puppy a home?

2. Why couldn’t Harry keep the puppy?

3. How did the animals outwit the police?

Activities:

1. Make posters to show others how to care for puppies. Standard 3, Benchmark 1.

2. Take a field trip to an animal shelter or the Humane Society. Standard 5, Benchmark 2.

3. Read the other books in the Harry and Tucker series. Standard 5, Benchmark 1.