What Sort of Dog is That?

By Sharon Dalgleish. Shortlistee of the Best Children’s Picture Book Text competition 2023

Spread 1

I don’t have a name.

I have this corner. [corner is in a dog shelter/rescue centre]

People come.

[random speech bubbles from different people choosing dogs]

It’s a schnoodle!

I want a pug.

Aww, a poodle!

Other dogs go.

Never me.

[Random person speaking about the narrator dog]

What sort of dog is that?

[sound bubble from dog]


Spread 2

Then Jack comes.

He rolls back and forth. [Jack uses a wheelchair]

Some dogs run at Jack’s wheels.

Some dogs run away from his wheels.

Most dogs bark.





Not me.

Spread 3

I watch. I wait.

Then Jack’s wheels stop.