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Found Dogs

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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 rhyme, jubilant art, and scads of adorable dogs will have wee ones giggling for more.

These patient pound dogs.
Now they’re family!
Found dogs.

32 pages, Kindle Edition

First published July 18, 2017

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Erica Sirotich

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Profile Image for Woody Chichester.
127 reviews4 followers
August 8, 2018
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!
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29 reviews
August 23, 2018
This is an incredibly cute book and an excellent way to help kids practice counting. The dogs are an excellent bonus as well!
Profile Image for Jason June.
Author 14 books418 followers
March 26, 2017
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!
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6,001 reviews181 followers
November 4, 2017
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) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist
Profile Image for Becky.
5,099 reviews97 followers
October 4, 2017
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. The language is quite descriptive as well.

Text: 3.5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3.5 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10
Profile Image for Shaye Miller.
1,236 reviews81 followers
January 2, 2020
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 of their time and energy to find families for homeless dogs. The artwork in this book was created in ink, using brushes and pans; it was then composed and colored digitally.

For more children's literature, middle grade literature, and YA literature reviews, feel free to visit my personal blog at The Miller Memo!
Profile Image for Gina Perry.
Author 17 books20 followers
July 18, 2017
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.
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2,471 reviews2 followers
January 29, 2018
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. :)
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832 reviews100 followers
July 21, 2017
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. Little ones will love counting each and every cute, sweet doggie and rejoice when each dog finds his forever family. Sirotich pairs her text with colorful, happy, and captivating illustrations. Joyful, bright, and irresistible Found Dogs is sure to be a favorite of little readers!
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Author 6 books9 followers
November 28, 2017
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 wants a book of her own! Let's all hope for a sequel!
Sirotich's childlike illustrations will inspire children to draw dogs too--lots of them.
A tail-waggingly delightful book!
Profile Image for Chana Stiefel.
Author 35 books40 followers
September 25, 2017
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 reading again and again. (The only drawback for me is that my son has been begging for a dog and this book might be too persuasive.)
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1,189 reviews
September 14, 2017
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 deserves to be needed, and loved.
Profile Image for Tracey.
2,744 reviews
January 4, 2018
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 lively and appealing.
Profile Image for Jessica Furtado.
335 reviews33 followers
September 7, 2017
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.
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550 reviews2 followers
March 10, 2021
This counting book is about shelter dogs. First, it counts up to 10 with each kind of dog found there. Then, as the dogs get adopted, it counts back down to 1 again. I enjoyed the simplicity of the text and illustrations in this one that would make it good for younger toddlers. However, the text seems awkward in places - as if it should have a rhyming pattern. Some pages rhymed, but others didn’t, which was a little too random for me.
Profile Image for Gaia Cornwall.
Author 9 books66 followers
June 28, 2017
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!
Profile Image for Jannie Ho.
Author 151 books27 followers
July 11, 2017
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.
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2,411 reviews
July 20, 2017
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.
Profile Image for Jennifer Strong.
738 reviews7 followers
August 29, 2017
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.
Profile Image for Alison Goldberg.
Author 4 books14 followers
June 9, 2017
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.
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Author 9 books38 followers
July 19, 2017
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!
Profile Image for Jacki.
1,137 reviews47 followers
August 8, 2017
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'.
43 reviews
August 23, 2017
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.
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4,512 reviews16 followers
September 6, 2017
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.
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