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Storybooks for children with dogs and cats in?

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RedwingWinter Sun 21-Oct-12 19:53:39

Does anyone know of any story books or picture books for children that feature dogs and/or cats in a way that shows knowledge of how to interact with pets? I know there are various resources aimed at teaching children, but I'm looking for something that is actually fiction, i.e. puts a story first, but happens to do a good job of depicting relationships with animals? Not something that shows a romantic view of kids hugging dogs (since most dogs don't like that). Any ideas?

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 21-Oct-12 20:07:07

All the Mog books would be a good start. Mog's bad thing can always raise a laugh and ultimately Goodbye dear Mog.

RedwingWinter Sun 21-Oct-12 21:14:48

Thank you, that's a good suggestion.

Any other ideas? Keep them coming!

Gumby Sun 21-Oct-12 21:15:54

Some dogs do


EugenesAxe Sun 21-Oct-12 21:41:39

Have a look at Mutt Dog perhaps? I couldn't answer if it was exactly what you were looking for, but it's not romantic particularly. It's about a family taking in a stray.

RedwingWinter Sun 21-Oct-12 22:09:38

More excellent suggestions, thanks! I especially like the sound of Mutt Dog.

Scuttlebutter Mon 22-Oct-12 00:24:41

I particularly liked the 100 mph dog series - incredibly funny, our nephews recommended them and I was laughing out loud as so many of the criminal enterprises were very familiar grin

The RGT do a nice little series of books about a greyhound called Speedy - very nicely illustrated, not very expensive here - would be a very good stocking filler for a slightly younger child.

I would be in bits having to read Goodbye Mog to a child sad

I wouldn't recommend Born to run by M Morpurgo - I don't like his books particularly, and that one has a lot of stuff that I think is unsuitable for DC and that many would find v upsetting.

My favourite fictional dog is Jumble in the William books - one of our dogs growing up was just as I imagined him, a mischievous terrier mongrel who could get into all sorts of mischief and was a wonderful companion and partner in crime.

RedwingWinter Mon 22-Oct-12 00:27:19

Thanks Scuttle!

RedwingWinter Mon 22-Oct-12 00:27:53

And you are right, books for stocking fillers are exactly what I am looking for.

bookbird Mon 22-Oct-12 00:33:17

For what age group Redwing? My DCs love Hairy Maclary and friends. Slinki Malinki (also by lynley dodd) is my DDs current favourite.

RedwingWinter Mon 22-Oct-12 00:45:23

Assorted ages - large family - but all under 11.

twolittlebundles Mon 22-Oct-12 00:51:56

I second Lynley Dodd books- animals are the core characters and the stories are fab.

RedwingWinter Mon 22-Oct-12 15:58:29

Thanks everyone. I've got lots of great ideas for books for my nephews and nieces now smile

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