Digger Pig and the Turnip


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For the new reader who's ready to GO!

Green Light Readers are published in collaboration with the renowned Harcourt School Publishers and encourage children to grow by reading books-both inside and outside the classroom. Created for beginning readers at two levels of skill, these lively illustrated stories have been carefully developed to reinforce reading basics taught at school and to make reading a fun and rewarding experience.

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Digger Pig and the Turnip by Caron Lee Cohen
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The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch by Claire Daniel
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The Tapping Tale by Judy Giglio
I Wonder by Tana Hoban
A Bed Full of Cats by Holly Keller
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Just Clowning Around by Steven MacDonald
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Popcorn by Alex Moran
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Catch Me if You Can by Bernard Most
The Very Boastful Kangaroo by Bernard Most
Shoetown by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
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Beginning Reader/Level 2

In this adaptation of a traditional folktale a dog, duck, and chick refuse to help a pig prepare a turnip pie but nevertheless expect to eat it when it's ready.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In the take off of the Little Red Hen, Digger Pig unearths a very large turnip. She asks Chirper Chick, Quacker Duck and Bow-Wow Dog if they want to help her make a turnip pie. "Not I" each one declares. As she goes through each step of the process, she asks if they want to provide assistance. The answer is always no. Finally the pie is done and she calls her piglets to supper. When her so-called friends ask if they can have some pie, she tells them that since they did not help, they cannot have any pie. Aside from the fact that turnip pie does not sound particular appealing, the message of helping with work in order to earn a share of the rewards comes through loud and clear. A level 2 book in the "Green Light Readers" series. 2003, Harcourt, Ages 5 to 7.
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-In this retelling of "The Little Red Hen," Digger Pig uproots a turnip and seeks the help of some barnyard animals to make a pie out of it. Although many folktales benefit from fresh characters and settings, this one does not faithfully convey the message of the original, that only those who do the work should be rewarded. Not all of the labor involved in making the pie is shown, and the lazy animals' names are trite: Chirper Chick, Quacker Duck, and Bow-Wow Dog. The textured, colorful drawings are surrounded by lots of white space, but the characters' expressions do not always mirror their emotions. Despite the easy-to-read text, repetition, and large print, this inferior version of the popular tale will not be missed.-Diane Janoff, Queens Borough Public Library, CLASP Office, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152048297
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Green Light Readers Level 2 Series
  • Edition description: 1-Simul
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,134,246
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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