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Dogger

Written by Shirley Hughes

Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on Dogger

Winner of the Greenaway of Greenaways in 2007 and Greenaway winner in 1977.

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.  A classic for every bookshelf and it will strike a chord with adults and children everywhere. (4-7)

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Dogger Synopsis

When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is very sad. But when Dogger turns up on a stall at the garden fete, everything seems all right - until someone else buys him before Dave can get the money! Voted the public's favourite CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner, this is a tale to which all children and their parents can relate, brought to life by Olivia Colman's heartwarming reading.

Dogger Press 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

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ISBN: 9781782300687
Publication date: 06/07/2017
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781782957270
Publication date: 29/06/2017
Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781862308053
Publication date: 18/11/1993
Publisher: Randon House Childrens Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782957270
Publication date: 29th June 2017
Author: Shirley Hughes
Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials, All Shortlists and Winners

About 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.   Click here to read more about the author.

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