Monday, May 30, 2011


Benny's very favourite book at the moment is Dogger by Shirley Hughes. It was given to him by his uncle whose favorite it had also been as a child. Benny asks me to read him this story constantly,we average 4 times a day at the moment ( I don't mind - I love it too).

It is about a little boy, Dave, who has a special called Dogger. he goes everywhere with Dave until one terrible day he gets lost. Happily he is found and rescued by Dave's big sister Bella and all ends well. In this page Mum said that Dogger was getting much too dirty, just like Lambie I thought!

Mum showed Dave how to wash Dogger in a bowl of soapy water.

Then they hung him up by his tail (well his ear) on the washing-line to dry.

Oh we do love Dogger!


  1. It was one of my favourites as a girl, and now my 2 love it - my youngest was even 'reading' it to the cat a few days ago! It is very 1970s/80s, but there's enough in there to make it a timeless book too.

  2. James loved that story too and we read it every day for months. he had a little dog which looked like Dogger and so we re-enacted the story too. great fun xx

  3. I'm always so pleased to hear about wonderful, favourite books. I'll be sure to look for this one. Your boy is the spitting it!
    xo Jules

  4. Laura, this looks like a wonderful book! And I love how Benny followed along and washed his own special Dogger!

  5. Hi all, thanks so much for your comments :-) Sorry I haven't been replying for a while blogger wasn't letting me, but I think it's sorted now. Yes, anyone who has not read Dogger or any Shirley Hughes books has to. For me they are pure childhood! They remind me of the feel of the world when I was growing up. Most of them were written about 5 or 6 years before I was born, but I do see myself in the same era! :-)

  6. I love the Shirley Hughes stories, but not read them to my younger two yet. I love stories that children can then turn into play.