Little Dog and the Christmas Wish

Jonathon and Little Dog are the best of friends who do everything together. One Christmas Eve, when Little Dog is left alone at home, a crash of thunder sees him escape under the gate in search of Jonathon. The result is a nostalgic adventure set against the backdrop of Melbourne in the 1950s.

Little Dog and the Christmas Wish


The illustrations, by Robin Cowcher, are stunning with an ink and water colour effect. Each sketch is beautifully detailed and highly fitting with the period. Cowcher’s illustrations are superbly matched with award-winning author, Corinne Fenton’s skilfully simple and heartfelt text… Children will be reminded that Christmas wishes can come true, as Little Dog and the Christmas Wish ends happily, and Little Dog eventually finds his way home.

This charming and nostalgic Christmas story is the perfect Christmas Eve read. It’s sure to become a favourite and a book to treasure always.”

— Susan Whelan, Kids’ Book Review


I love seeing my city depicted in a book and children will enjoy putting names to places. They will also empathise with the sweet Little Dog as he wearies from his long day of scouring the town. Will his Christmas be a happy one? Readers and dog-lovers aged 3 and up will be keen to find out.
— Alexa Dretzke, Readings

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