'For the first time in his life Stevie was free...'
Stevie follows the
adventures of a little dog who escapes from the
gates of his house one day, and then has to find his way back
This was Raymond Briggs' first collaboration with Elfrida Vipont,
published under the Gazelle books imprint of Hamish Hamilton.
Gazelle titles were billed as being "Very first reading for
The tricolour illustrations are splendidly appealing. They include
lots of spoken word additions and written sounds as Stevie encounters
noisy traffic, disgruntled workers and passersby.
Readers will see that Ernest Briggs puts in an appearance on page
eleven, when Stevie encounters a friendly milkman.
See also: The Elephant
and the Bad Baby