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

Overview

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.
 

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
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:
47,324
File size:
12 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Poet and picture book author Rebecca Kai Dotlich has written several children's books, including Grandpa Loves, illustrated by Kathryn Brown; Over in the Pink House: New Jump-Rope Rhymes, illustrated by Melanie Hall; and What is Science?, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. This is her first title in the I Can Read Book line. She lives in Indiana.

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Digger the Dinosaur: My First I Can Read 3.8 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 424 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really cute story and it kept my over energized 3 year olds attention!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Taught a good lesson on listening. Simple and easy understanding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great anyone with kids should read it to them!!!
BooksR4MeGA More than 1 year ago
I shared this with my nephew (age 6) and he loved it. He even laughed out loud at some of the word play. Glad that HPC is adding more titles to their I Can Read books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son likes this book. I really like how the book is about cleaning up yor room. Ongoing battle in my house. It is a cute book. Easy read for my son since he is beginning to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and my 4 year old loves it. Great pictures and graphics. She knows the story by heart now and pretends she can read ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little tots love them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This very cute story was lots of fun recording my 2nd grader reading it and then listening again and again. I love that we can record multiple readings to enjoy & learn. My goal was to improve his speed and I believe it really helped! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a cute book. Love the read to me feature.
Mack_Princess More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 2 year olds and they loved it. The simple words and phrases are easy for them to understand. I could see where it might be a little repeatative for older children but for the age group I bought it for it's wonderful. Plus one of my twins loves dinosaurs and the other baseball so it was a win win.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a really cute story and i like to read it to my younger cousin or have the book read to her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My four yr old daughter loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looks cute for my kids (4 & 5) to read. It looks easy to read and i love all the great reviews that people gave for me. Thank you to all the people who pst great reviews other than like my grand son loves this book
Suvorov More than 1 year ago
I love the artwork. The dinosaurs are very cute and the topic is a good topic, but the execution was a little lacking. It will do for my toddler boy who loves dinosaurs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 1 & 4 year old love this book. You can read it to them orfor the lazy folkor the ones that just dont have the time it will read to them. It would be better if it was a collection or longer but for free cant complain. Kids loved it
Blssd More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book and I feel that it sends a good message.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute story, my preschoolers love to listen to it!!
MCRS More than 1 year ago
~12pages, my 7 y old liked it ( i think older would find it boring). teaches rhyming words. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They love when he mistakes words because he is too busy to listen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandma loves hearing this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My neice has a thing for dinosaurs, so when I found this for free, I had to load it for her. She really likes it a listens to it in the car a lot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Digger the Dinosaur book drives me crazy. I want to send him to the doctor to get his ears checked. But my 2 year old twins love it. The laugh everytime Digger gets something wrong. They ask for it at bed time every night. I recommend it for the little ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old liked the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My little brother loves this book. Its creative and a lesson learned