A classic picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Shirley Hughes tells the endearing story of how Dogger, the much loved toy dog, was lost and finally found again.
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's My Naughty Little Sister
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, Dogger and the Alfie series.
Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature, and a CBE in 2017. She 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
chidlren - 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 and Dogger is certainly one of them" * Books for Children *