Silly Doggy!

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Join Lily and her brand new pet-a lost, loveable, and very large bear that she mistakes as a doggy-as they share a fantastic day together.

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 ...

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Join Lily and her brand new pet-a lost, loveable, and very large bear that she mistakes as a doggy-as they share a fantastic day together.

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?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kourtnee C. Anderson
Lily wishes for a doggy. She wakes up one morning to find a furry animal with features of a dog in her garden. Lily fearlessly takes her new “doggy” on several adventures and realizes that the animal does not do things that a dog does. Lily mopes when her mother tells her that Doggy has a home and that she should help him get back to it. Lily posts a “found doggy” sign and hopes no one sees it; but a zookeeper does and returns the animal to the zoo. The large illustrations throughout the book emphasize the size difference between Lily and the “doggy.” The colorful, detailed illustrations also help tell the story without the words, which is helpful to beginner readers. Lily is too young to realize what kind of animals are in her backyard, but she enjoys playing with them anyway. After Doggy goes back to the zoo, Lily finds another surprise in her garden. This is a great ending to the story because it makes the reader want to continue reading more adventures with Lily. Reviewer: Kourtnee C. Anderson; Ages 3 to 5.
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Because she has always wanted a dog, young Lily adopts the runaway zoo bear that she finds in her garden and promptly names him Doggy. She admits that he is rather large for a dog, and a bit grumpy; he won't eat dog food and doesn't like to play fetch. Mom insists that Lily make a "Found" poster, which leads to the animal's reclamation, much to Lily's sadness, until she finds "Kitty" (an escaped tiger) drinking at the garden pond. Children will empathize with the narrator while chuckling over her obvious errors. Stower's gently colored drawings are charged with cheery particulars, such as the bear's yellow hair bow and striped tie "leash." The artist is especially adept at expressive poses, such as Bear hanging out of the bus window with tongue lolling and Lily's examination of his mouth to find a missing ball. This case of mistaken identity is familiar territory, but the illustrations keep it fresh and humorous—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Lily's new pet is a real handful. One morning, little Lily spots "something wonderful" in her garden. It's big and brown and hairy, and she's always wanted one. Rushing outside, she interrupts a bear rooting through the garbage, and uses her scarf to improvise a leash. "Doggy!" she declares, and takes him for a walk. Busy Mom doesn't really look when Lily explains her discovery, suggesting that Doggy might be lost. To help Doggy's owner find him, Lily makes a big poster and tacks it to a tree, secretly hoping that nobody sees it. Meantime, she learns a lot about Doggy: He hates dog food but loves to raid the refrigerator. He likes to play in the park but hates to walk there. He won't fetch or sit or stay, but he loves being scratched. He doesn't like to get a bath but looks very pretty when he's clean. Of course somebody does see the poster, and comes to Lily's door. Zookeeper Theodore Wilde is immensely relieved to take "Doggy" back home to the zoo. But wouldn't you know it that the next morning, Lily spots another something wonderful in her garden: "Kitty!" Young readers should relate to Lily's curiosity and sense of adventure, well captured in Stower's pictures, which make the bear look mild-mannered and bemused. Still, it is but one of many odd-pet books out there. Funny enough, but it won't have much staying power. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545373234
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 445,110
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Stower has illustrated many books for children. 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
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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    Get ready for a good laugh! Silly Doggy is an adorable picture book with a charming story line and humorous pictures.

    Adam Stower came up with a beautiful story of a little girl that finds an escaped zoo bear in her backyard, thinks it's a doggy, and adopts him for her own. They have a wonderful time together until her mother tells her that someone is probably looking for Doggy, and will want him back.

    The illustrations are fantastic. They are humorous, bright, and imaginative. This is a very highly recommended book!

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