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Manufacturer: Traitor Dachshund, LLC
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5

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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780974428710
ISBN: 097442871X
Label: Traitor Dachshund, LLC
Manufacturer: Traitor Dachshund, LLC
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 80
Publication Date: 2006-04-04
Publisher: Traitor Dachshund, LLC
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Studio: Traitor Dachshund, LLC

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Editorial Reviews:

Richly illustrated and full of fun, this tale of wishes and what happens if they come true shows how valuable and enriching friendship is. Paws, a delightful dachshund puppy, is so happy with his new family that he wants to become a boy and join them in doing the things humans do. He soon realizes, however, that this idea carries consequences, and he risks giving up some of the things he loves about himself. By almost losing the characteristics that make him unique, he learns that being different is something to celebrate. In fact, all of Paws's friends are different and wonderful in their own ways, and the friendships they share are all the more special for it.



Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Fantastic book
Comment: I loved this book! Joe Tavano creates a magical world for Paws and you get to go along for the ride. I would have loved this book as a kid. I didn't grow up with a dog, but always wanted one, and if I'd read this book I know I would have begged for a dachshund. Joe Tavano weaves good lessons for kids into the story unobtrusively. The way he writes about the love Paws feels for his family (and vice versa) is priceless. Even if a kid can't have a dog, they can read about Paws. Go buy this book!

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Summary: Lovely story
Comment: I loved this book! It's a must-buy for dachshund owners. I liked that the positive messages were not overbearing. Somewhat reminiscent of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Wizard of Oz". No one else has mentioned it, but I liked the message that everything has a price, even wishes.

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Summary: Great book...curious though
Comment: Book was great, I love dachshunds!

I'm curious though why Joe Tavano would, as a 'strong supporter of animal welfare' and the 04-05 designer of the "Rescue Dachshund Pin", a national rescue-awareness campaign, would start the book off as having Paws being purchased by the family in the book at a pet store! Pet stores sell puppymill pups...Joe, what were you thinking?!!

(Information taken directly from page 71; A Dachshund's Wish)

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Summary: Highly recommended.
Comment: Written by animal welfare supporter Joe Tavano and illustrated by Ji Yu, A Dachshund's Wish is a trade paperback story written especially for young readers who are ready to take the next step from picturebooks to chapter books. Watercolor-style illustrations of a cheerful young dachshund and the animals he meets add a vibrant touch to this heartwarming story, in which young Paws' searches for The Great Mae to have his dearest wish granted - the wish to become a boy instead of a puppy. But when he meets The Great Mae, he learns that there are more to appearances - both those of living creatures and those of innermost wishes - than he ever guessed. Highly recommended.

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Summary: Delightful Dachshund
Comment: "A Dachshund's Wish" offers an inviting story peopled by engaging characters of many species. While aimed at eight-year-olds, this suggested age obtains only if the children are reading the book themselves. Parents who read to children will find an eager audience in much younger children as well. Even pre-schoolers will be taken by the enchanting illustrations.
This book is not only entertaining, it unobtrusively conveys strong positive messages about self acceptance/self respect and of acceptance, appreciation and respect for others, differences notwithstanding.
This book has delighted all the children to whom I've sent it ranging from nine-years-old down to three.


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