Digger and Daisy Go On a Picnic

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Meet Digger and Daisy! They are brother and sister. These dogs like to explore their world and see new things. Sometimes they agree with each other. Sometimes they disagree. But no matter the situation, one thing always stays the same--their love and concern for each other. In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, author Judy Young explores the dynamics and nuances of the sibling relationship. In Digger and Daisy Go on a Picnic, Digger and Daisy walk to the park for a picnic. On the way...
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Overview

Meet Digger and Daisy! They are brother and sister. These dogs like to explore their world and see new things. Sometimes they agree with each other. Sometimes they disagree. But no matter the situation, one thing always stays the same--their love and concern for each other. In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, author Judy Young explores the dynamics and nuances of the sibling relationship. In Digger and Daisy Go on a Picnic, Digger and Daisy walk to the park for a picnic. On the way there Digger's keen sense of smell leads him to explore his surroundings, ending up with an encounter with a skunk.
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Children's Literature - Marge McGugan
Digger and Daisy, brother and sister, decide to walk to the park on a beautiful day for a picnic. Both dogs have their individual way of learning from the world around them. Daisy is an observer while Digger is a sniffer. These differences cause problems between the siblings and for the siblings. This time, it is Digger’s nose that gets both siblings into trouble while walking to the park. Daisy helps Digger with problem flowers, pie, and hot dogs. But when Digger puts his nose in a hole in the ground and sniffs hard, his nose clogs up and does not work at all. Together, Digger and Daisy try to get Digger’s nose back in working order. But there is only one cure for a clogged nose, and a skunk helps Digger find the cure. Ms. Young’s story shows the care the two siblings have for each other. With large print and easy words, this story teaches not only early reading skills, but also compassion and caution in unfamiliar circumstances. Sullivan’s cartoon-style illustrations show both dogs being active, curious, and engaged in the world around them. Young readers will certainly enjoy this story, and their parents, grandparents, and teachers have an excellent teaching tool at their fingertips. Reviewer: Marge McGugan; Ages 4 to 7.
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2013-12-11
In Digger and Daisy's second outing, Digger learns that--all appearances to the contrary--sometimes it is best to have a nose full of dirt. Digger and Daisy, the two chummy canine siblings--as canine siblings, unlike certain other species, are wont to be--decide to go for a picnic. While Daisy is happy to take in nature with her eyes, her younger brother likes to exercise his nose. The words in this early reader have a nice levitating quality, even in the unlikeliest of places--"Digger likes to smell everything. He puts his nose in the hole. Digger sniffs. He sniffs dirt up his nose. Digger snuffs. He snuffs more dirt up his nose"--which make them fun to engage with. After Digger has gotten a good whiff of the flowers and the cooling pie and the franks on the grill, all of which raise a note of concern from Daisy for one reason or another, and after Digger gets his nose clogged for being, as it were, too nosy, the story reverses gears. It retraces its steps but now with the world of scent closed to Digger's jam-packed nostrils. It's almost Shakespearean, until the skunk arrives on the scene, its dashing black-and-white look a fine counterpart to the waxy crayon sheen of the rest of Sullivan's artwork. A stink can come between the coziest of siblings from time to time, but rarely are they so sweet as Daisy and Digger. (Early reader. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585368440
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Series: I Am a Reader!: Digger and Daisy
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 712,408
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 190L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted January 26, 2014

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    Digger licked his chops as he carried an overflowing picnic bask

    Digger licked his chops as he carried an overflowing picnic basket as he ambled behind his sister, Daisy. Yum! Going on a picnic at Barkenton Park would be lots of things. “Daisy likes to look at things. Digger likes to smell things. And he has a very good nose.” Yes, indeed his nose was very good at smelling those nice big lemons on a tree and the flowers in a garden at the park. Digger leaned way over to stick his nose in the flowers, but bzzzzz, watch out! Daisy warned him by saying “Look out! That bee will sting you!” Bzzzzz, be careful Digger!




    Daisy and Digger kept on walking and the next thing Diggers nose smells was something very tasty. That yummy smell was even better than anything in Digger’s picnic basket. That smell was coming from that little yellow house and it was a pie! “Digger puts his nose in the window,” but watch out because that window is coming down. No pie for nosy Digger. Daisy and Digger kept walking through the park, smelling all kinds of interesting things. They found a hole and Digger’s nose went right on in. When it came back out there was dirt up his nose. Oh, no! Digger couldn’t smell anything at all. What was he going to do?




    This is a fun, humorous tale of Digger and his big nose young readers will love. Digger is certainly a curious little brother and his older sister, Daisy, is ultra-patient with him. Like many youngsters, Digger is insatiably curious and loves to explore new things. Fortunately his big sister Daisy keeps an eye out for him. There’s an adorable twist at the end of the book that will make young readers chuckle at Digger. The artwork it bright, colorful, and has that Digger ‘n Daisy spunk I saw in the first book in the series. Digger and Daisy are a brother and sister team that will definitely be a hit series for beginning readers.




    Grades K - 1




    Quill says: The very youngest readers will love the new sister and brother team, Daisy and Digger, as they are off on their second adventure in the series!

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