Dogger is a heartwarming story about a little boy losing his favourite cuddly toy. Dave loves Dogger so much, and no other toy comes close.
One day, distracted by ice cream, Dave misplaces Dogger, and the whole family search late into the night for him. Bella, Dave’s sister, offers him one of her toys to help him sleep, but it’s not the same as Dogger.
The next day, the school’s summer fair is on. The family attend, and Bella has a great day, winning things galore. This makes Dave even more upset – he’s miserable without Dogger – it’s so unfair!
Then, who should Dave see on the second-hand toy stall? There is Dogger, tucked at the back, being bought by a little girl. It may be too late to get him back…
Bella comes to the rescue, and persuades Dogger’s temporary owner to swap him for the enormous, new teddy bear she won earlier in the day. Bella’s kindness triumphs, and Dave is renuited with his favourite toy.
Shirley Hughes’ illustrations capture the essence of family life, and the pages of Dogger make no exception. With bold colours and intricate detail, each image brings the story of Dogger to life in a way that many readers will love. Dogger is a book for keeps! The text is lovingly written, and the illustrations complement the tale, resulting in a beautifully presented book with a happy ending, to boot.