by Shirley Hughes

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by Shirley Hughes

When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate. But then Dogger turns up at the school summer fair - can Dave get him back?


This heart-warming story, ideal for sharing with children of different ages, was the winner of the 1977 Kate Greenaway Medal. Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations make this a very special classic that  will especially appeal to any youngsters who have a special favourite toy.


Publisher: Random House

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Average rating: 4/5

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Lovely story and great pictures

Rating: 4 star
23 March 2016

Dogger the book is so amazing. i loved it when i was a child and i still love it now. even now i nearly cry when am reading it....

Rating: 5 star
21 December 2015

A truly outstanding story which I have shared with my own children, with many children I have taught , and now with my grandchildren. It has lost none of its appeal over the years but continues to delight.

Rating: 4 star
kathleen brander
31 October 2013

This book almost seems to transport you back to another time and yet my very modern children love this story and the pictures are fantastic

Rating: 5 star
Rachael Smithdale
10 October 2013

So pleased to see this book on the list recommended by Julia Donaldson. My children loved this book when they were younger (now 17 and 21). I "taped" myself reading it so that they could listen to it when I couldnt be there at bedtime and they heard it over and over again. Its a great story of the selfless love that can exist within families. The illustrations are beautiful and Shirley Hughes is an incredible story teller. Her stories are timeless and this will be enjoyed by all children for many more years to come.

Rating: 5 star
Paula Sutton
2 April 2013

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