Edna Kaplan-Hagler. Didi Is a Temporary Name

AGE: 8-12

An injured dog is brought to an animal shelter. She has lost her memory and no one knows who she belongs to. So Dalia and Yoram, who look after the animals, call her Didi. Of course, in the cage where she’s put, the animals all have relationships, just like people. And each dog has its own personality, but deep down they all long for the same thing – to find a warm and loving home.
Now Didi wants to find out who she is. So with the help of tough, pessimistic Jerry and naïve, optimistic Muki, she steals out one night to the hills where she meets a fox. And as she replies to his wails, she suddenly remembers a little boy and a family that she loved. She follows some deep instinct and joins the pack of foxes, and they all set out to search for her family—who are delighted to find her alive! Finally, with Jerry and Muki and a whole escort of foxes, Didi goes home and all three dogs have a loving family.
This is a heart-warming tale of love between dog and man, and of the bond between dogs and wild foxes. It is also about the dedicated people who work with strays. But more than anything, it is about the desire to belong and to be loved, in one’s own home.

Illustrations: Zagny Ormut-Durbin

Partial English translation available (for publishers only)


Kaplan-Hagler Didi
Title Didi Is a Temporary Name
Author’s Last Name Kaplan-Hagler
Author's First Name Edna
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2012
No. Pages 103 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Didi Shem Zmani
Representation Represented by ITHL