About the book

Too Many Cheeky Dogs Cover

Watch our story all about the making of Too Many Cheeky Dogs on the 730NT website.

‘On Monday I walked to my auntie’s house and guess what I saw?’
ONE yellow cheeky dog asleep on the floor.

So begins a heart-warming story about a bunch of naughty camp dogs and their mischievous adventures. Join them in a romp through numbers, colours and days of the week but be careful… the dogcatcher might get you!

The creation of Too Many Cheeky Dogs is a remarkable story involving Dion Beasley, a young, Indigenous artist who is profoundly deaf and has muscular dystrophy, and first-time author Johanna Bell. More than two years in the making, Too Many Cheeky Dogs overcame distance, disability and cross-cultural difference, inspiring many along the way. The book is testament to how much people can achieve when they put their minds to it and they’re supported along the way.

It doesn’t matter if you live in downtown Melbourne or three hours drive east of Alice Springs everyone knows at least one cheeky dog! Written initially to support Indigenous literacy, the mischievous canine characters in Too Many Cheeky Dogs will win hearts all over the country.

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Age: 2 – 7 years
ISBN: 978-1-74331-622-1
Author: Johanna Bell
Illustrator: Dion Beasley
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: May 22, 2013