A charming and nostalgic Christmas story about a much loved Little Dog who finds his way home for Christmas.

Little Dog and Jonathan are best friends. They do everything together. But on Christmas Eve Little Dog finds himself lost and alone in a busy city. How will he find his way home? Can Christmas wishes come true?


Corinne Fenton is the author of 25 books for children but her passion is picture books about social history. Her classic picture book Queenie: One Elephant’s Story, illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, was an Honour Book in the 2007 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards. The Dog on the Tuckerbox, also illustrated by Gouldthorpe, was named a Notable Book in two categories of the 2009 CBCA Awards. Flame Stands Waiting, illustrated by Sebastian Ciaffaglione, was on the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Reading Challenge. Corinne has also published many educational books, some translated into other languages.

Robin Cowcher is a freelance illustrator and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. She studied at RMIT and worked for many years at The Age as an art director, illustrator and designer. Little Dog and the Christmas Wish (written by Corinne Fenton) is her first title with Walker Books Australia.


Indeed if there is such a thing as a perfect “grandparents’ book’’, this is it.

The Australian

From the moment you set eyes on this delightful picture book, you’ll be sure to fall in love with it, as much as the gorgeous little dog inside. Set in the 1950s, Little Dog and the Christmas Wish is a beautiful book to look at, to hold and to read.

Kids' Book Review

Little Dog, despite being created from minimal ink lines and a dash of grey watercolour, is incredibly expressive and undeniably loveable.


A very sweet tale.

Children's Book Council of Australia

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.

Kids Book Review

An unadorned story, a story of a simple wish coming true, of the bond between a child and his dog… The ink outlines with watercolour sweeping across the pages entice the reader to spend time reading both the text and the drawings as the dog walks across the pages in search of its home.


Highly recommended for schools and public libraries and, for the Christmas stocking and readers of all ages.

Magpies Magazine


CBCA Book of the Year Awards, CBCA Award for New Illustrators
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