• Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Dot isn’t like the other dogs: she doesn’t like going out for walks, and she doesn’t like going to the park. Her favorite thing is staying at home with her favorite toy and best friend, Peep. But when Peep goes missing under the garden fence, Dot might have to venture out into the world . . .

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-09-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002070, JUV040000, JUV039050
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.75 x 10.3333
Lexile 550
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Meg McLaren

Meg McLaren graduated from the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Printmaker, illustrator and unapologetic Hercule Poirot aficionado, she now lives in Inverness with her other half Jon and their impressive Lego collection.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“McLaren’s writing encourages children to try new things and step out of their comfort zones, reassuring that there might just be a fun adventure and new friends waiting.”—Children’s Literature


“This playful picture book may encourage even timid children to try something new before deciding that they don’t like it.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Just the thing to persuade even the most nervous of nellies to venture out of their comfort zones.”—Kirkus Reviews