In the 1980s a short-lived plush Poky was released, but did not sell well.
Instead of following his siblings on adventures, the Poky Little Puppy decides to sniff a different patch of grass. In the beginning, his independence is rewarded. The puppies all dig underneath a fence to escape from their yard, but only the Poky Little Puppy's siblings are caught. The Poky Little Puppy avoids punishment because he's off exploring as his mother scolds his siblings, and he comes home alone after everyone is asleep. The Poky Little Puppy then eats the rice pudding that the mother was planning to give all the puppies but withheld because of the fence-digging incident.
Only at the end of the book, when the puppies make amends with their mother, fate catches up to the Poky Little Puppy. His siblings enjoy some strawberry shortcake, while the Poky Little Puppy is nowhere to be found. He misses out on the strawberry shortcake, and the book concludes with Poky Little Puppy going to bed without a bite and feeling "very sorry for himself."
Random House Children's Books Launches the First in a Line of Apps Based on Beloved Little Golden Books Classics.
Sep 07, 2011; Random House Children's Books (RandomHouse.com/kids) announced that The Poky Little Puppy app, the first of more Little Golden...