When Billy was a Dog


Picture Books


If you can’t have a puppy, maybe the next best thing is to be a puppy.

‘Can I please, please, please have a dog?’ asked Billy.
‘Would you walk it every day and wash it if it got dirty?’
‘I would, I promise!’ said Billy.Billy wants a dog. He really, really, really wants one.
Billy’s parents aren’t so sure. So one morning, Billy takes matters into his own paws.
A gloriously funny, warm and true story beautifully illustrated by Karen Blair.


  • Shortlisted for the CBCA 2020 Book of the Year Awards in the Early Childhood category
  • Shortlisted for the Australian Speech Pathology Book Awards