When Billy Was a Dog by Kristy Murray
Shortlisted for the CBCA 2020 Book Of The Year: Early Childhood this is a fun story about a boy who knows what he wants and is prepared to demonstrate that to his parents. Billy spends his day as a dog barking, crawling on all 4s, eating from a bowl and sleeping in a dog bed. It show his parents how serious he is about wanting to get a dog. Activities for this book include handwriting, knowing the difference between dogs and people, playing snap or memory, drawing pictures from the book, a dot-to-dot and learning how to draw a dog.