My Dog and I

A Picture Book


A delightfully imaginative story of a little girl who’s always wanted a dog and shows us that love knows no bounds


ISBN: 9781990252303 Category:

Luca Tortolini


Out for a walk one day, a girl stumbles upon a lost “dog.” Having always wanted a dog of her own, she brings the “little” creature home and takes care of it in secret, hiding it from her parents. Proud of her new “dog,” she plays with it, feeds it, and even takes it around town-much to the chagrin of the townspeople and other kids who have been mean to her in the past. But one day, when her “little” friend gets the urge to chase something and ends up wandering off, she finds herself with too much sadness to bear. Will she ever find her “dog” again?

Additional information

Weight 558 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 29.1 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 30 April 2024
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Felicita Sala
Dimensions 24.8 x 29.1 cm
Weight 558 g


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Luca Tortolini is a writer, screenwriter, and teacher. His first book, Le case degli altri bambini (The Houses of Other Children), received a special mention for the Opera Prima Award for Best Debut Book at the 2016 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Since then, he has also been named a recipient of the 2017 Janusz Korczak Prize and the 2021 Premio Andersen (Andersen Prize). He lives in Macerata, Italy.
Felicita Sala taught herself illustration and started making picture books upon her return to her native Italy from Australia in 2007. She now works as a full-time illustrator and is, notably, a winner of the 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books for She Made a Monster. In 2020, she also won the Premio Andersen (Andersen Prize) as Italy’s top illustrator, and her own book Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street has been translated into 10 languages. She lives in Rome.