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  • Published: 21 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9780670078936
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

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.

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

Meet my dog Bigsy. He's only small, but everyone knows he's the boss.

Each morning he visits the animals on the farm.
Squawk, neigh, quack, moo, baa, oink, cluck, purr, ruff ruff ruff!

What a lot of noise! And all because of Bigsy!

  • Pub date: 21 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9780670078936
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

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

    Notable Book • 2016 • Early Childhood

  • Melbourne Prize for Literature

    Winner • 2018 • Alison Lester


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