The few words spoken here are those of the hostess, a lady who welcomes visiting Sally and her mother and introduces them to...

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POOFY LOVES COMPANY

The few words spoken here are those of the hostess, a lady who welcomes visiting Sally and her mother and introduces them to her big dog Poofy. The humor is in the deadpan contrast between the lady's calm, polite tone and the three humans' decorous clothing and poses on one hand, and, on the other, the trouble poor Sally has with impolite Poofy who knocks her down in greeting (Sally topples stiffly, like a cardboard cutout), takes her balloon, teddy bear, and cookie, and leaves her badly bedraggled. ""You have to leave so soon? But you just got here,"" the hostess chatters on, as Sally's fed-up mother hauls her off--and Sally hangs back to hug Poofy goodby. A small joke, but the sort that Parker can execute without blinking.

Pub Date: Feb. 1, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dodd, Mead

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1980