Young Dave is in despair when he discovers that his favourite soft toy, Dogger has got lost. After searching everywhere, he discovers him for sale on a stall at the school fête. Too late! Dogger has just been sold. Sister Bella comes to the rescue and Dave and Dogger are reunited. The reader feels immense relief at the resolution of the situation.
Another picture book by Shirley Hughes about a lost toy: Bobbo Goes to School Bodley Head £7.99 9781849415385
See also: Jennifer K. Mann: Sam and Jump Walker £11.99 9781406368581
Lou Peacock and Helen Stephens: Oliver Elephant Nosy Crow £6.99 9780857639776
Emily Rand: The Lost Property Office Tate Publishing £11.99 9781849765954
Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden: Bear Shaped Oxford University Press £6.99 9780192772114