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Found Dogs

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  371 ratings  ·  99 reviews
For fans of Sandra Boynton’s Doggies and a perfect fit for every preschooler’s library, this adorable rhyming and counting book tallies up all the dogs at the shelter, and then counts backward as the pups are adopted.

Babies and toddlers will delight in counting up each wriggly, wraggly rescue pup and then counting back down as each doggie is adopted. A bright, bouncy rhym
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published July 18th 2017 by Dial
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Woody Chichester
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read this a dozen times, and have talked most of my coworkers into reading it. What a sweet twist on the typical learning to count book, with a great message about rescue dogs, plus its wonderfully illustrated! The pugs are spot on!
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
pet adoption and counting
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredibly cute book and an excellent way to help kids practice counting. The dogs are an excellent bonus as well!
Jason June
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is outrageously adorable! I was literally squealing with cuteness at each new dog illustration. I was so impressed with all the different types of dogs Sirotich included. Then when we see all these dogs find homes I found myself wanting to get up and go to the shelter to get myself a third dog. This is a must-read for dog lovers of all ages!
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Sirotich, Erica Found Dogs. PICTURE BOOK. Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House), 2017. $16.99. Content: G.

Count up to ten, then back down again, with these pound puppies -- all of whom are looking for the perfect home.

The rhyming text flows nicely in this simple counting book, and the adorable puppy pictures are sure to capture young children's interest. Would pair well with Sandra Boynton's Doggies. Perfect for one-on-one reading or as a whole-group read-aloud.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- A
First sentence: 1 dog, long and low. 2 dogs, silver and slow. 3 dogs, quivering, shivering. 4 dogs, dressed for snow.

Premise/plot: Found Dogs is set at a city shelter. First readers count from one to ten meeting all the shelter dogs. Then readers count backwards from ten as each dog is adopted and finds a forever family.

My thoughts: I liked it. I did. If you're a dog lover, then I think this would be a good choice to share with little ones. I think it would make a good read aloud. It rhymes. Th
Shaye Miller
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this picture book may appear to be a simple rhyming and counting book, it's much more than that. As the first half counts up to 10, just sitting in the pictures by themselves. But on the countdown from 10 to 1, we begin seeing the dogs interacting with potential adopters. Because today is adoption day! ❤️ I've shared that we lost our Sophie fur baby back in October and that we're currently fostering another pup (with the potential to adopt). I have a world of appreciate for those who give ...more
Gina Perry
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Found Dogs is just a perfect read-aloud for the little animal loving kids. And isn't that most kids? Erica Sirotich paints a diverse world of animals and people as we count up to 10 and then back down again. I love that each group of dogs finds it's just right group. It's not just a strong counting book, the story will charm adults and children alike. And a great message about looking at shelters for our furry companions. ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another one I had to sneak back to the library. Berry wanted to read this AT LEAST once every night for a week. Cute dogs on every page, rhyming verse, and a wonderful message! We especially enjoyed the last page with all of the detail of people and dogs in their new homes. :)
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pbf-dogs
Adorable cartoon dogs.
Roberta Surface
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: compassion
Great book for building compassion among the young.
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun counting book with a great message!
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adorably illustrated counting book with a sweet message!
Edward Sullivan
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A cheerful delight sure to make your tail wag.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Erica Sirotich's Found Dogs is a joyful, brightly illustrated picture book that celebrates doggies of all kinds and encourages little ones to practice their counting. Readers will count from one to ten, as each adorable pupper is accounted for, then will count down from ten to one, as each of those eager puppers is adopted and becomes found dogs.

Sirotich's rhyming text flows in a wonderfully whimsical and charming way that will delight little readers (and grown-ups!) and have them smiling big. L
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Found Dogs young children will learn how to identify numbers and count to ten, forward and backward, as friendly dogs of all shapes and sizes are adopted from the city shelter. This is a fun homage to dogs and their important place in our communities as well. My favorite spread is the final city scene where the reader can see all the dogs and their new families happily looking out of the windows of apartments, houses and even the fire station. The single cat in the picture looks like she want ...more
Chana Stiefel
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
In this adorable new counting book, readers count all kinds of rescue dogs: “1 dog long and low, 2 dogs, silver and slow…”The puppy fun builds until… “10 dogs, slobbering hounds, Wait, dogs, a little longer...Soon, dogs, you’ll be found!” A long line forms outside the City Shelter with a sign that reads: Adoptions today. The joy continues as readers count down from 10 as each dog is lovingly adopted.
Sirotich’s playful rhyme and charming illustrations are sure to draw kids in and keep them readi
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An adorable book that not only encourages learning (works great as a counting primer) but adoption as an option for your next pet! What starts as 1 dog soon grows into 2...and then 3...and then, well, you get the picture...but while the types and number of dogs is growing, so is the love on every page, until finally, these patient pooches have their rightful day, finding their way to their new homes. It's silly and fun while still tugging on the heart strings and reminding us that everyone deser ...more
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
diverse picture book (dogs/pets, counting; toddlers 1.5 years and up)
* features diverse characters: the first half of the book is all healthy-looking dogs, but the second half pairs them off with diverse groups of people (each group shares similar clothing but will have different skin tones including a lot of shades of brown; one kid wears glasses and the final child uses a wheelchair).
* great for toddler or preschool storytime - counting 1 to 10, and then back to 1 again. Illustrations are live
Jessica Furtado
A perfect tale for dog lovers and for teaching children about the importance of rescuing pets from shelters, rather than buying from pet stores! I love that this book showed a large community coming together to visit and adopt these dogs. It's a good teaching tool to show children that a community working together can make a large impact. Planning to abridge this a bit to use for an upcoming Toddler Time. ...more
Gaia Cornwall
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun counting book for all the little pup lovers in your life! Sirotich's gentle rhyming prose guide the reader to count up to ten and then back again. Her illustrations are detailed and whimsical, featuring all kinds of dogs, but also all kinds of people! We can only hope a cat sequel is coming soon! ...more
Jannie Ho
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dogs in a shelter are waiting to be adopted. A cute counting and rhyming book that is sure to please dog lovers and others alike! Erica Sirotich's sweet and simple illustrations makes for the perfect book for babies and toddlers, and my preschooler too. So many counting/learning opportunities even to the last spread- when all the dogs get adopted in their new homes. ...more
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a cute counting book about dogs that are in a shelter and then get adopted. It includes some good vocabulary and concepts to discuss. For example the 2 dogs are silver and slow. You can talk about the fact that their hair is silver because they are aging and that one of the dogs has his leg bandaged making him slower than usual.
Jennifer Strong
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, children-s
I just happened to pick this book up as I passed it in the library because my son likes dogs. Im so glad I did! I read it to him while he ate breakfast yesterday and he loved it!

This is a counting book centered on dogs who are waiting to be adopted... to be "found". The good news is, they all find a loving companion and a home by the end of the book.
Alison Goldberg
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous counting book! The illustrations are absolutely adorable--my kids picked out their favorite dogs on each page, enjoying all the different characters and details. The spare, rhyming text is smooth and creates a simple, satisfying story arc.
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This books works on so many levels - a counting book, a fun read aloud, and a persuasive case that there's a dog out there ready to be adopted by every type of owner. It's so enjoyable to look at Sirotich's adorable illustrations! ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Cute but kind of strange. Without reading the blurb on GR, I couldn't tell for certain if the dogs were getting adopted or just reclaimed by owners (as happens in the pound.) Also, it's very unlikely you'd have 7 lost greyhounds in one shelter at one time. Just sayin'. ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A woofing good book. Like dogs themselves, so much to explore. Count dogs, learn dog behaviors and best of all, find the perfect dog for you. A good read aloud and one to go back over and over to catch all the pictures. 5 paws up.
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture
It's a doggy counting book! Halfway thru you discover the dogs are actually at the dog pound, waiting to be found by their future owners.

Friendly illustrations, cute bone decor on the spine of the book.
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I can use a lot of word but I will settle for wonderful. Wonderful illustrations and a lovely message. Every book about dogs should emphasize the aspect of shelters in one way or another. Until there are no more shelters needed.
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