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Hughes, Shirley, 1927-

When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is very sad. But when Dogger turns up on a stall at the garden fete, everything seems all right - until someone else buys him before Dave can get the money! Voted the public's favourite CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner in 2007, this timeless picture book has lost none of its appeal and is still a tale to which all children and their parents can relate.Kevin Whately's reading brings the story to life, and the original music and sound effects will enchant and enhance this book for a new generation of children

Kit, Book. English.
Published U.K., 1999-2008
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ISBN: 0099267098, 1862305935, 9780099267096, 9781862305939
Note: Set of topic books for use in primary teaching.
Physical Description: 2 v. : col. ill. ; 46 cm. + 1 sound disc.
Subject: Children's stories Pictorial works.


  1. Dogger [story book and CD]
  2. Dogger [big book].

Author note

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'sMy Naughty Little Sisterseries.
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, and she followed it with, among others,Doggerand theAlfie series.
Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, forDoggerin 1977 and forElla's Big Chancein 2003. In 2007Dogger wasvoted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature, and is the first recipient of Booktrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.


"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||"Shirley Hughes is a national treasure"||"Delightful"
Financial Times||"A heart-warming story . . . Shirley Hughes' warm and deceptively simple story is a perennial favourite among children and experts alike"
Psychologies Magazine||"There are certain books that should be in every family's library andDoggeris certainly one of them"
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Back cover copy

When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is very sad. But when Dogger turns up on a stall at the garden fĂȘte, everything seems alright - until a little girl buys him before Dave can get the money!
This classic picture book tells the familiar and reassuring story of how a much loved toy is lost and finally found again.