Digger the Dinosaur (My First I Can Read Series)

Digger the Dinosaur (My First I Can Read Series)

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by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Gynux
     
 

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Meet Digger the Dinosaur, a delightful new I Can Read character. Digger 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

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Meet Digger the Dinosaur, a delightful new I Can Read character. Digger 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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Dotlich's text makes good use of assonance and internal rhymes to support new readers' decoding skills in this story about a dinosaur who needs to clean up his bedroom before he can go outside to play ball. Momasaur is displeased with the state of Digger's room, and when he asks if he can go play ball with his friend, Stego, she replies sternly, "No….Your room is a mess." Digger mistakes the word "mess" for "yes," but Stego corrects him, and in a spirit of friendly generosity, offers to help him clean up. Digger continues to fail to attend carefully to others' words as he confuses Stego's helpful directions, mishearing "hook" as "book" and "bones" as "stones." Then Stego becomes distracted and mistakes Momasaur's final direction to put "hats" away as putting "cats" away. Digger catches the mistake as the poor cats meow from within an armoire, and then they quickly free them and tidy up the hats before going outside to play ball. Cartoonish illustrations seem like they'd be right at home in an animator's studio, though background detail is a bit overdone and potentially distracting in a book with such a well-controlled text. A strong new series for brand-new readers. (Early reader. 4-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062111043
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Series:
My First I Can Read Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
35,312
File size:
12 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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