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  • Published: 8 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143787426
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

My Dog Bigsy

From Australia's favourite picture-book creator, Alison Lester, comes this energetic story about a little dog who causes a big commotion. Now in a gorgeous board book edition.

Meet my dog Bigsy. He's only small, but everyone knows he's the boss.
Each morning he visits the animals on the farm.
"quawk, neigh, quack, moo, baa, oink, cluck, purr, ruff ruff ruff!
What a lot of noise! And all because of Bigsy!

Embark on a heartwarming journey of friendship celebrating the unbreakable bond between a child and their furry best friend, as the child discovers the incredible love and loyalty that their canine companion Bigsy brings to their world.

In this enchanting story, kids will love:

*Bigsy's playful and lovable nature
*Joining in exciting backyard escapades
*Exploring the world through Bigsy's curious eyes
*The charming illustrations that bring Bigsy to life
*The heartwarming message of friendship

A delightful tale that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike, reminding us all of the extraordinary joy and unwavering companionship that our four-legged friends bring to our lives.

*WINNER Melbourne Prize for Literature 2018
*SHORTLISTED CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Early Childhood 2016*
*LONGLISTED Indie Book Awards, Children's 2016*
*LONGLISTED Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year for Younger Children 2016*


Another classic from Alison Lester, the creator of many much-loved and award-winning picture books, including:
Are We There Yet?
I'm Green and I'm Grumpy!
Who's that Knocking?
Running with the Horses
One Small Island
Kissed by the Moon
Our Island
My Dog Bigsy
Sophie Scott Goes South

  • Published: 8 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143787426
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Alison Lester

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special.

In a career spanning decades, Alison Lester has written many books, and won numerous prestigious awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for her much-loved classic Are We There Yet? and the CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her picture books include Kissed by the Moon, Running with the Horses, Sophie Scott Goes South and My Dog Bigsy – to name just a few. Alison Lester became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate in 2012, a position shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, Alison was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature, and in 2018 she became the first children's book writer to win the Melbourne Prize for Literature, for her contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

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Awards & recognition

Australian Book Industry Awards

Longlisted  •  2016  •  Book of the Year for Younger Children

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2016  •  Early Childhood

Indie Book Awards

Longlisted  •  2016  •  Children's

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2016  •  Early Childhood

Melbourne Prize for Literature

Winner  •  2018  •  Alison Lester