Silly Doggy! (Hardcover)

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Lily reluctantly returns her newfound pet. Now will she find another one? Hilarious, realistic illustrations capture the innocence of mistaken identity (4-7).


— From Animals

Summer 2012 Kids' Next List

“Lily has always wanted a dog. She wakes up one morning and finds a big furry brown 'doggy' outside her bedroom window. He isn't like other dogs, he doesn't do tricks well, and he likes to eat weird things, including balls. Lily's mother tells her that she needs to put up a poster because he probably belongs to somebody. And he does -- the zoo! Adorable!”
— Debbie Buck, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA


When Lily looks out of her bedroom window, she finds the best surprise ever: her very own lost dog! But this is no normal puppy, this is actually a lost, lovable bear!

Nevertheless, Lily and Doggy quickly become fast friends. Sure Doggy doesn't eat his dog food, can't do any dog tricks, and never ever does what Lily tells him, but this rambunctious "pup" still steals Lily's heart.

However, Lily's mommy knows that every lost dog has a home of their own with people who miss them dearly. So Lily creates a "Found Dog" poster about their fantastic day together. But what happens if someone actually claims Doggy?

About the Author

Adam Stower has illustrated many books for children including the Crimebiters series by Tommy Greenwald. He studied illustration at the Norwich School of Art and Design and at the University of Brighton. He lives with his daughter in Brighton, England. You can visit him at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545373234
ISBN-10: 0545373239
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 40
Language: English

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