A delightful dad-full, dog-full celebration of dads and dogs - now in paperback!

Dads and Dogs is a romp of a picture book featuring lots of different dads of with all their different dogs. A joyful celebration of togetherness, and the all the fun, chaos, mischief and laughter that dad's best friend brings to the family.


Mick Elliott is an author, illustrator, TV producer, screenwriter, literacy ambassador and professional mischief-maker. His debut trilogy, THE TURNERS, was nominated for an Aurealis Award and features on the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. His illustrated middle grade series, SQUIDGE DIBLEY, has been sold into six international territories. He has contributed stories and illustrations to many bestselling anthologies.

Mick has written and produced acclaimed children’s programmes for Nickelodeon, the Sesame Workshop, Channel TEN and the ABC. He is an in-demand speaker, running storytelling workshops at hundreds of schools and festivals around Australia. Mick lives in Sydney with his wife, two kids and a cavoodle named Gypsy. He is represented by Curtis Brown Australia.


Mick Elliott points out that there is no training to be a dad or a mum and this book presents many easy moments when everyone is just muddling through. Whatever the muddle, dads are there to support and encourage.


A doggy-filled, dad-filled delight. Guaranteed to be a hit with families that have a furry friend and those that want to welcome one into theirs.

A Word About Books

Exploring themes of family and togetherness, Dads and Dogs is a lovely read a loud and a great gift for dads, to remind them of the important role they play in nurturing young children, even if they don’t know what they are doing!

Reading Time

And so it goes, a delightful celebration of families, a salute to dads and family pooches everywhere. Dads and Dogs is an engaging book for little readers

Magpies Magazine

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