Too Many Cheeky Dogs is a picture book widely acclaimed as a testament to the old homage ‘anything is possible if you put your mind to it’. Why? Keep reading to find out.
Too Many Cheeky Dogs is just perfect for younger listeners. Its focus on teaching colours, numbers, and days of the week, is effortlessly integrated in to a fun and quirky story about those pesky dogs.
On each day of the week, our little narrator goes to all sorts of places within a remote Indigenous community – the swimming hole, school, grandpa’s camp. On each day he stumbles across an increasing number of cheeky dogs and their antics.
Each page is adorned with Dion Beasley’s famous cheeky dog illustrations. With exhibitions at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Gallery of Australia, Dion is clearly an expert in his field.
That testament from the opening paragraph? Dion Beasley is profoundly deaf and has muscular dystrophy – ‘anything is possible if you put your mind to it’
Read of our interview with the author Johanna Bell.