Readers will roar with laughter as Digger the Dinosaur mixes up silly phrases in his second fully illustrated I Can Read title.
Today is the big dino party! Digger and Dadasaur take a ride into town to get a cake, but before long, they get lost. Can Momasaur help Digger before it's too late? Or will Digger and Dadasaur have to go home cakeless?
Beginning readers will learn common sight words and simple phonics sounds. Digger the Dinosaur and the Cake Mistake is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
PreS-Gr 1--Digger is a dino kid who has trouble listening. Whenever someone tells him something, he often hears a rhyming word instead. In the first book, Momasaur tells him to clean his room with the aid of his friend, Stego. Stego instructs him to hang his jacket on the hook, but Digger puts it on a book. In Cake Mistake, Digger and his dad are asked to do an important errand, but can't find the cake shop. When Dadasaur says, "We take a right here," Digger hears: "A BITE here?!" This simple form of malapropism is evident in both books and adds to the comic nature of the stories. These books lend themselves to lap reading; the repetition and the lively illustrations will keep the younger audience's attention. Emerging readers may delight in the plays on words, but some will just become exasperated with the dino's antics. Extra purchases where easy readers are needed.--Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PACopyright 2013 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.