10 Dogs

Emily Gravett

Ages 3 to 6
11 May 2023
32 pages


Ten gorgeous dogs chase, hide and play with ten juicy sausages in this funny, original book about numbers by the multi-award-winning, bestselling Emily Gravett.

Bursting with energy and fun, young children will love to count the dogs and the sausages, as well as looking out for all the funny details on each page. The book explores numbers one going up to ten, and ten going down to zero, touching on several simple concepts like half, all, more, less along the way.

A brilliant companion to Emily's book about counting, colours and cats, 10 Cats.

Emily Gravett’s picture books about animals are a feast of elegance and fun - The New Statesman
Gravett returns with her deliciously different dogs in this clever counting book where ten greedy pooches, from dotty ­Dalmatians to lovable lurchers, fail to share out ten sausages fairly — with chaotic consequences. Children love the expressions and energy while also learning a valuable lesson about addition. Fabulous fun.
Gravett’s illustrations have all the liveliness, humour and quality that we expect. Her dogs fill each double spread, bouncing off the pages, every line full of energy and clarity. Her colour palette, here quite limited, adds interesting texture and ensures the illustrations really do pop. As always every detail has been considered from the front cover where we see those enticing sausages to the final back cover where nothing remains but some greasy marks and crumbs, to the expressions of each dog. This is a joyful addition to any collection – fun to read, fun to use. Excellent.