Digby and Kate and the Beautiful Day

Digby and Kate and the Beautiful Day

by Barbara Baker, Marsha Winborn
     
 

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It's a perfect, beautiful day! How will Digby and Kate decide what to do? Should they stay inside and paint pictures or go for a walk in the sunshine? Play checkers (Kate likes to win) or go outside and take pictures of the butterflies? Digby and Kate don't always agree how to spend their time, but they do agree that they'll always be the best of friends!  See more details below

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It's a perfect, beautiful day! How will Digby and Kate decide what to do? Should they stay inside and paint pictures or go for a walk in the sunshine? Play checkers (Kate likes to win) or go outside and take pictures of the butterflies? Digby and Kate don't always agree how to spend their time, but they do agree that they'll always be the best of friends!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
The third book in a series about two friends, Digby and Kate, is made up of five short stories. Each of the stories could stand alone; but they work well together as a whole book, too. The gently colored illustrations vary in size and position on the page complementing, but not interfering with the text. The themes of the stories are the real issues of friendships: taking fair turns, playing by fair rules, and making the best of unfair situations. While Digby and Kate may not have the humor or universal appeal of Frog and Toad, the pair does bring real life to beginning readers in a way that will feel neither artificial nor demeaning. In fact, emerging readers just may find Digby and Kate to be great companions on their learning-to-read journey.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1Kate the cat and Digby the dog return in this easy reader that features their unlikely but successful friendship. As in Digby and Kate (Puffin, 1993) and Digby and Kate Again (Dutton, 1989), these best buddies don't necessarily see eye-to-eye, but they invariably manage to find a middle ground. Each of the five chapters is a good-humored, unassuming lesson in the ways of compromise. Children will understand just how Digby feels when Kate makes up her own rules for playing checkers and they will easily identify with Kate's exasperation over Digby's infatuation with his new camera. Though some might worry about Kate's longing for a "warm and tasty" mouse in the opening episode, Digby saves the day (and the mouse) by tempting Kate with pizza instead. Playful, full-color illustrations are a perfect match for the simple text. Beginning readers won't be disappointed.Alicia Eames, New York City Public Schools

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142400357
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/29/2004
Series:
Easy-to-Read, Puffin Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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