Every kid can relate to this story of Dave who has a favorite stuffy. He gets dirty and so they wash him. Lots of other kids have lots of toys - but he mostly loves Dogger. One day though, Dogger goes missing. Finally, he is found as is for sale! Unfortunately, Dave doesn't get back in time with the money to buy him. The tension! This would be a good story for teaching rising action/tension.
An enduring classic about how a little boy's stuffed dog is lost and found again, first published in the United States as David and Dog. "Warmly satisfying....Hughes has a way of zeroing in on the foibles of childhood with remarkable accuracy; this doesn't miss its mark."--Booklist.