Book Review: Harold and the Poopy Little Puppy by Ellie Crowe

Harold and the Poopy Little Puppy

Written by Ellie Crowe

Illustrated by Janet King

TCK Publishing (August 31, 2018)

Reading Age 6-8/Grades 1-3

Children’s Book/Pets




“When a New Puppy Joins His Home, Harold Learns About Love”

It’s hard to be a good dog, but Harold, the golden retriever, really tries. Then the Dad brings home Prince, a silly little puppy that the Dad says is smart and brave.

Prince! “Smart and brave!” Harold can hardly believe his ears! And, even worse, when Prince does a doggy-doo right in the house, the Dad blames Harold!

Harold thinks Prince is a poopy little puppy. How is he going to live with him in his house?

Kids with baby brothers and sisters will sympathize with Harold.

This book is laugh-out-loud funny for kids and parents. Perfect for early readers and the Common Core. Adults are allowed to laugh along as well.




An entertaining read.

This is a really cute story told through the perspective of Harold, the existing dog of the house, who is confused and a little put off by the arrival of a new puppy in his family. His humans are not understanding him, he’s getting blamed for the new puppy’s mischief, and he feels overlooked. An entertaining read that is a perfect read for a family getting a new pet or a new sibling. The storyline has a great message and is present in a fun way.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (3/9/21)

Paperback copy provided by publisher



Ellie Crowe lives with her husband, Will, and their children, Juliet, Caroline, and Adam, in Honolulu, Hawaii and Santa Barbara, California. She loves reading, writing and exploring. When she was growing up, she wanted to write books. And now she does! Ellie is the author of more than 22 books.




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