by Rebecca Dotlich (Author)
Digger the Dinosaur may be huge, but he has the heart of a preschooler. He loves to help but gets mixed up a lot.
In Digger the Dinosaur, Digger wants to play baseball with his friends. But he isn't allowed to go out until he's cleaned his room. Digger starts cleaning at top speed, but the faster he moves the messier his room gets. His big tail and big feet aren't helping! Will Digger win the race to tidy his room and get to the game on time? Gynux's full-color illustrations capture Digger's lovable personality. Digger the Dinosaur is a My First I Can Read book. That means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
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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.