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Digby and Kate 1-2-3
     

Digby and Kate 1-2-3

by Barbara Baker
 
Barbara Baker's beloved duo, Digby the dog and Kate the cat, are back again. And they still don't see things the same way. But Digby and Kate are the best of friends, and they always agree that being together is the most fun. You can count on that.

Crisp, witty text and lively illustrations make this fourth easy-to-read book about Digby and Kate a strong and

Overview

Barbara Baker's beloved duo, Digby the dog and Kate the cat, are back again. And they still don't see things the same way. But Digby and Kate are the best of friends, and they always agree that being together is the most fun. You can count on that.

Crisp, witty text and lively illustrations make this fourth easy-to-read book about Digby and Kate a strong and winning addition to a favorite series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Digby and Kate have a devoted friendship reminiscent of James Marshall's famous hippos, George and Martha. This collection of five stories injects gentle humor into the creative negotiations between Digby, the book-loving, piano-playing dog, and active, outdoorsy Kate the cat. Each story is based around the idea of the two friends working out or good-naturedly tolerating their differences and finding common ground when they play and read together. If the text is less filled with the irony that so resonates for adults in Marshall's read-aloud stories, one reason is that this book seems intended as a read-alone experience, focused on ideas, humor and language for young children. Punchline endings will appeal to pre-K through primary grade students. Simple, colorful illustrations underscore the humor and invite the reader to each page. 2004, Dutton Children's Books, Ages 4 to 7.
—J. H. Diehl
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Children will delight in this fourth whimsical offering in this popular series. Kate, a cat, and Digby, a dog, continue their unlikely friendship, which is based on true affection, seasoned with a bit of conflict and tempered by the ability to seek out compromise. The five vignettes have a simple narrative appeal that will engage beginning readers. Youngsters will relate to the frustration that the friends feel, particularly when Kate wants to go for a walk but Digby wants to finish his book, and to their concern for one another's feelings. Parents and teachers will appreciate the focus on solving one's own problems-no tattletales in this book. Winborn's expressive ink drawings are awash with cheerful hues and provide a pleasing visual story line.-Robyn Walker, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525468547
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/05/2004
Series:
Easy-to-Read, Dutton Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 0.01(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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