Dory Fantasmagory: Dory Dory Black Sheep

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grade 4n/a3.18694
Dory turns learning to read into a hilarious adventure through the power of imagination—perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean!

Ever since Dory met Rosabelle, a real true friend whose imagination and high spirits match her own, school has been pretty good. But now the class is learning to read, and it's proving to be a challenge for Dory. While Rosabelle can read chapter books in her head, Dory is stuck with baby books about a happy little farm. Dory wishes for a potion to turn her into a reader but things don't go as planned. Suddenly, a naughty little girl who looks an awful lot like Dory's imaginary nemesis, Mrs. Gobble Gracker, shows up. And a black sheep leaves the pages of the farm book to follow Dory to school. It really needs her help--this seems like a job for a superhero! And it would help if she knew how to read.

In her third book, Dory takes reluctant reading to new heights with a story that is as one-of-a-kind and hilarious as she is.


"An especially wonderful book to share with reluctant readers...I can’t imagine a book more calculated to reinforce the power of reading and becoming a reader than Dory Dory Black Sheep. It is a true triumph." —Publishers Weekly ShelfTalker

"Hanlon has a winning way with the story’s characters (real and imaginary) and dialogue.” —Booklist
Paperback, 176 pages
Published on September 5, 2017 by Puffin Books
ISBN-10: 1101994274
ISBN-13: 9781101994276
1 Book Review
  • mogo616
    mogo616over 4 years55 stars
    this is about a girl who can't read and has a monster named mary who lives under the bed.