I Don't Want a Posh Dog

by Emma Dodd

Reading Age: 5+

Interest level: 3+

by Emma Dodd

Emma Dodd has the ability both to get inside the head of a toddler, and also to represent the essence of different kinds of dogs.


She uses both to great advantage in this rhyming and repetitive text, surrounded by comical illustrations of a small girl who desperately wants to own a dog.


In each spread ‘I don’t want…’ is followed by a rhyming phrase (and a splendidly exaggerated representation of the type of dog this describes), which invites even the youngest of readers to join in, predict and learn the text.


It also shows them that even the most unexceptional dog can be special, when it becomes a pet. Entertaining, filled with possibilities for carer and child discussion, funny and charming!


Publisher: Orchard Books

About the author

  • Emma Dodd

    Emma Dodd was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator.

    Emma studied graphic design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration. She has illustrated bestselling Noisy Noisy series for Ladybird Books and, with author Giles Andreae, won a Book Trust Early Years Award in 2010 for I Love My Mummy.

    Emma Dodd
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Average rating: 5/5

What you thought

Excellent book, well illustrated and really great fun. My kids loved it too. Most amusing.

Rating: 5 star
Jane southwick
Titchfield, fareham
9 August 2012

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