Good Dog

Cori Doerrfeld (Author)


This charming picture book, from the author-illustrator of The Rabbit Listened, follows an adorable stray puppy who exemplifies what it truly means to be a "good dog."

"Good Dog stole my heart. A satisfying tale of a stray dog who finds his person."--The New York Times Book Review

When a puppy in need of a friend follows a kind girl into town, he lands himself into all sorts of trouble. He gets lost. He's nearly run over. And he gets chased out of a bakery for being a "bad dog."

But when the pup and the girl reunite in the park and she leaves behind her favorite doll, the puppy has a chance to prove just what a good dog he really is

This heartwarming story told with bold, beautiful illustrations and sparse text is a perfect read-aloud book and great for beginning readers.

Families who enjoyed Kelly DiPucchio's bestselling Gaston, Patrick McDonnell's lovable characters, and Mike Twohy's award-winning Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run will fall in love with Cori Doerrfeld's Good Dog.

--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Publish Date
August 07, 2018
9.2 X 0.4 X 9.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Cori Doerrfeld is a freelance author and illustrator. She lives in Minneapolis with her comic artist husband, Tyler Page, and their two children, and she is the author of 2019 Charlotte Huck Recommended Book and New York Times Notable Children's Book The Rabbit Listened. Follow Cori's work online at


Praise for The Rabbit Listened β˜… "A story that's wise, funny, and easy to take to heart."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
β˜… "This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Doerrfeld's spreads recall Lauren Castillo's, with friendly figures outlined in soft black. This dose of cuteness also provides a tale of heroism, in which the stray dog's watchfulness and initiative earn it a new chance at life."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for Good Dog β˜… "The pup's struggles and emotions are ingeniously conveyed. This delightful story will appeal to everyone from younger preschoolers to new readers to dog lovers of any age."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
β˜… "This is a delightful picture book with a lot of meaning."--School Library Connection (starred review)
"The artwork is charming. A heartwarming story with lovable characters that's certain to charm young readers."--School Library Journal
"Certain to pluck heartstrings. This book deserves to have a forever home on children's bookshelves."--The Missourian
"Good Dog stole my heart. A satisfying tale of a stray dog who finds his person."--New York Times Book Review