I Want a Dog


Author: Jon Agee
ISBN: 9781915252104
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scallywag Press
Age range: 4 – 6 years

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One little girl is determined to find her perfect pet at a wonderfully unusual animal shelter. The Copley County Animal Shelter has an aardvark, a lizard, a goose, a weasel, and plenty more. But do they have a dog? Our little girl has even turned up with a trolley to take home a dog – and she will not take ‘no’ for an answer!This hilarious subversion of the standard you-cannot-have-a-pet trope is a wonderful read-aloud text with repetition and build up of drama.

The fun of the story could even lead to a wider discussion about what pets it is really possible to have.

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Jon Agee




Scallywag Press