Dory Fantasmagory
Dory Fantasmagory
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Dory Fantasmagory

Written and illustrated by Abby Hanlon
Book #1 in the Dory Fantasmagory Series
Published by Penguin Random House
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Publisher Summary

Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality—and an imagination to match! As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she’s too much of a baby for them, so she’s left to her own devices—including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister’s favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for. With plenty of pictures bursting with charm and character, this hilarious book about an irresistible rascal is the new must-read for the chapter book set.

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What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

    Potty Humor

    A few uses of potty humor.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Dory sometimes gets into trouble with all of her imagining. Ask your child how Dory could have still had fun using her imagination but follow the rules at the same time.
  • Dory doesn’t think she’ll like playing with the girl across the street, but they turn out to be good friends. Discuss with your child how we can find things in common with people we wouldn’t expect to get along with at first.


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What is Dory's favorite outfit?
  1. A
    Her swimsuit
  2. B
    Her nightgown
  3. C
    Her Dress
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Book Details

Publication Date
January 1, 2014
Reading Age
6 - 8 years
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