Friday Pick{ture Book} #8: Silly Doggy

Silly Doggy: Adam Stower (Templar Publishing, 2011)

Silly Doggy: Adam Stower
(Templar Publishing, 2011)

This is such a beautiful gem of a picture book. It’s one where the words and pictures tell a slightly different story so best when a young child isn’t quite so literal (not babies or very young toddlers) but has got the hang of the humour in differences.

One morning, Lily saw something wonderful in her garden.
It was big, brown and hairy.
It had four legs, a tail and a big, wet nose, and Lily had ALWAYS wanted one…

Lily’s “Silly Doggy” isn’t really a dog, but this is never mentioned in the text. You need the gorgeous pictures to see the real story. The teeny tiny little girl with her huge shaggy bear and no fear are a lovely contrast, and we feel quite sad at the end when Doggy has to go back to his home.

One morning, Lily saw something wonderful

MG and DG love this book, and I can happily read it over and over again. MG (5.5) really enjoys writing and drawing, and making her own books. She also copies books she loves, to practice her letters (all of her own volition) and I was delighted to see the fantastic front cover illustration she’d copied from this book. I may be slightly biased 😆 DG (3) finds Doggy hilarious. A wonderful book, and a perfect addition to any bookshelf.

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4 responses to “Friday Pick{ture Book} #8: Silly Doggy

  1. We adore Silly Doggy too! What a great picture.
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  2. Looks like a lovely book and I can’t wait for Spud and Pooh Bear to be able to draw pictures and tell their own stories too 😉
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  3. I love children’s books like that! So lovely for both kids and adult reader.
    I have been meaning to check out your blog hop, as I used to like doing Fiction Fridays. My kids are moving beyond the picture book stage, but they still enjoy their old favorites.
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  4. Sounds like a lovely book, and the drawing is wonderful!
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