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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.
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!
There are certain books that should be in every family's library and Dogger is certainly one of them - Books for Children
A heart-warming story . . . Shirley Hughes' warm and deceptively simple story is a perennial favourite among children and experts alike - Psychologies Magazine
Delightful - Financial Times
Shirley Hughes is a national treasure - Philip Pullman
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 - Observer
Publication date: 06/07/2017
Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
|Publication date:||6th July 2017|
|Publisher:||Bodley Head Children's Books an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Collections:||100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,|
Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series. Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, ...More About Shirley Hughes