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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!

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26th April '16
I read it to Willow Class aged Under 1 to 4
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
This is one of my all time favourite books, the wonderful illustrations take you into Dave's world. I read this book to my class, they too loved Dogger by the end of the story. What a kind big sister he has too! This book will be loved by any child who has a special toy they just couldn't live without!
16th May '17
I read it to Granny's house aged 2 to 5
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
Nice story about a boy who loses his toy dog, he gets it back in the end. His mum and sister are out walking and pass many things on the way, ever child can relate to. Nice illustrations on every page to keep wee ones asking questions 
13th February '17
I read it to Hermione aged 8 aged 8 , to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
This is a beautiful book to share with its lovely old fashioned illustrations. It really resonates with small children because they all recognize the feeling of losing something they love. The lovely sibling act of kindness provides a very sweet ending. 
20th September '16
I read it to Lwild aged 7 aged 7
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
My son loved this Book and it is now one of his favourites. It is a simple story but a good one. Very well written for children 
2nd July '15
I read it to dinosaur man aged 3 aged 3
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
Dogger was written by Shirley Hughes, the same author as the Alfie books, which my children all love. The little boy in the story loses his toy dog and to his horror the dog ends up on a toy stall at the school summer fair. My 2 year old is enthralled by this story and asking for it every bedtime. The pictures definitely bring the story to life and I feel he really relates with the little boy who loses his favourite toy. This story was written over 30 years ago but it still holds the attention of little children with its storyline. A classic for every family's bookshelf.
11th December '16
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
This is a lovely book. Traditionally illustrated and the storyline is one that all small children can relate to - the loss of a favourite toy. It has a strong but not overly-laboured message about an act of kindness. It's a book that I think appeals to all generations and my 2-year-old has been enthralled by it from the very first reading. We borrowed it from the library originally but love it so much that we are going to buy our own copy. 
11th September '16
I read it to Robins aged 4 to 5
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
JI have read this to every class that I have taught over the last 20 years. The illustrations are beautiful and the message behind the story is so poignant and relevant to all children. Anyone that has ever spent time with children and witnessed their absolute sadness when they lose their beloved toy will identify with Dave and understand his despair at losing Dogger. I'm not ashamed to admit that I always get a small lump in my throat when I reach the part where Dave realises Dogger has gone, and again later when they are reunited. A timeless classic that should be on every child's bookshelf.
13th July '17
I read it to Grush aged 4 aged 4 & to Hdodd aged 4 aged 4
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
I read this book as a child and now read it to my son.  It's such a lovely story with lots of emotions.
1st December '17
I read it to Littlestar aged 1 aged 1
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
A nice storyline which tells of a young boy's upset at losing his favourite toy. All the family members help look around the house but they are unable to find dogger. However, he turns up the next day for sale at the fair but unfortunately another girl manages to buy him first. The ending is very special as his sister sacrifices her prize teddy in order to win his much loved dog back. It's lovely to see them both reunited again and the sibling love too. 
28th June '17
I read it to Squirt aged 3 aged 3
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
A super sweet book showing how kind siblings can be. We love Shirley Hughes books for their everyday feel, children can totally relate to the things that happen to these characters as they can actually happen to them. My daughter knows exactly how it feels to not be able to find her favourite teddy and the look on her face when we reached the part where someone else has bought Dogger was priceless. She really got into the story and flet for the characters. Very well told story. 
21st July '17
I read it to eric_ aged 3 aged 3
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
The illustrations are beautiful, I imagine they weren't changed since this book was first written. My son initially didn't like the cover, but then reading the story and seeing so many details in the pictures, he was quickly totally concentrated in the story, which even being a bit longer than the usual ones he's read so far, captivated him until the end. 

It's amazing how even with the age of this book every little detail still applies and makes it so beautiful. A book about brothers, family, favourite toys, helping each other, and some of the fun childhood memories we all have.
9th March '17
I read it to IslaC aged 5 aged 5
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
cant believe we've never read this before - what a gorgeous story. Dogger is Dave's favourite ever toy, and he takes him everywhere. One day though, Dogger is lost and Dave is distraught. Where could he be? One of my favourite things about this book was the 1970s illustrations, made me feel very nostalgic!
26th May '16
I read it to Lily aged 3 aged 3 & to RoseMars aged 3 aged 3
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
This was a childhood favourite of mine and my Mother bought a copy for me to read to my three year old twin girls. The illustrations are beautiful and full of humour and warmth. The characters were very believable and their behaviours true to life. A very emotional story about love, loss and generosity that a child can easily relate too. The ending is truly glorious and still brings a tear to my eye. It has stood the test of time and is as relevant now as it was when I was a child.
10th July '18
I read it to Gracie K aged 6 aged 6 & to Tilly Pip aged 3 aged 3
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
I loved this when I was a little girl and my girls love it now. a classic. 
18th October '14
Read to a child aged 5
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5 stars
Loved The Illustrations and story that children could relate to
3rd March '17
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
I loved this book as a child, and am so glad that my daughter now enjoys it. The story is easy to follow and it is easy for young children to understand how the characters are feeling. I think every child that has a favourite toy will appreciate the story. The pictures are lovely- a great bedtime read.
30th October '17
I read it to vicbee1 aged 5 aged 5 & to vicbee2 aged 3 aged 3
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
A classic book that I remember well from when I was younger. I recently re-discovered it and read it to my five and three year old. They both loved the story and the wonderful illustrations and have asked for it as a bedtime story many times since. 
2nd April '16
I read it myself (an adult) & to Lock1 aged 4 aged 4
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
We love Dogger because even though the story was written such a long time ago this timeless tale is so applicable for all 3 &4 year olds who have a much loved toy. This gorgeous example of  sibling selflessness is heartwarming and like the Alfie books, a real family favourite. 
10th March '16
I read it to Elliemai aged 8 aged 8 , to Daria aged 7 aged 7 & to Daniel11 aged 4 aged 4
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
this was my all time favorite book when i was growing up and i am glad my children love it to so i can read it to them.
the story is about Dave and his toy dog dogger, who Dave takes every where with him. Dave gets very upset when dogger goes missing and his who family spends their evening looking for him to no avail. the illustrations that accompany this story are just brilliant and i hope it will remain a firm favorite in our house for years to come 
26th April '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
Dogger 9781862308053
5 stars
Probably Shirley Hughes most well known and well loved tale, this is a classic children's story and with good reason. Dave has a favourite toy dog who he takes with his everywhere. Until one day he disappears! Dave is distraught - where can dogger have gone? The story goes on to show a heart warming display if sibling affection. The story is well told and captures perfectly the world as children experience it. Our whole family love this story.
26th February '18
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 6 aged 6
Dogger 9781862308053
4 stars
We borrowed this book from the library, initially my son was put off by the front cover as the illustration does appear dated and not so glitzy as books seem to be nowadays.

However the storyline rings home when a little boy loses his favourite toy and about how an act of kindness resolves everything.

Harmless, lovely illustrations, and a good old fashioned storyline, highly recommended.
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Shirley Hughes CBE is a highly-respected and popular British author and illustrator, having written over 70 books and illustrated over 200. She's best known for her Alfie and Dogger series of stories.

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