Dogger by Shirley Hughes
  

Dogger

Written by Shirley Hughes
Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

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July 2017 Book of the Month Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight to read aloud. It’s moving and inspirational on how to cope with a problem situation. Reissued as a special 40th anniversary hardback this is a classic for every bookshelf and it will strike a chord with adults and children everywhere.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Little Dave's favourite soft toy. Dogger, is lost and Dave is so sad he can't concentrate on anything. At the school fair Dave sees Dogger for sale on the toy stall with a ticket for 5p on him. Before Dave can get the 5p a spoilt little girl buys Dogger. . . A touching story with evocative pictures and a lovely ending.
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Dogger by Shirley Hughes

A very special 40th anniversary edition of one of the nation's favourite stories. When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate. But then Dogger turns up at the school summer fair, and everything seems all right - until someone else buys him before Dave can get the money!

A classic picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Shirley Hughes tells the endearing story of how Dogger, the much loved toy dog, was lost and finally found again. Celebrating 40 years in 2017, this hardback edition contain a letter from Shirley Hughes, extra material, and even a photo of the real-life Dogger!

Reviews

This is Hughes most heartwarming picture book ... Hughes has a kindly, inexhaustible eye - she misses nothing ... Her drawing is invariably superb and usually describes a reassuring world for children - sometimes happier-than-thou. She has illustrated more than 200 titles - she is a virtuoso -- Kate Kellaway Observer

Shirley Hughes is a national treasure -- Philip Pullman

Delightful Financial Times

A heart-warming story ... Shirley Hughes warm and deceptively simple story is a perennial favourite among children and experts alike Psychologies Magazine

There are certain books that should be in every family's library and Dogger is certainly one of them Books for Children

Of all the authors to have made their mark in the last twenty years, nobody can be more familiar than Shirley Hughes... there are certain bookss that should be in every family's library and Dogger is definitely one of them. Books for Children


About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Shirley Hughes
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Author's Website

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Publisher

The Bodley Head Ltd an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Publication date

6th July 2017

ISBN

9781782300687

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