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Diggin' Dirt: Science Adventures with Kitanai the Origami Dog

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Kitanai the origami dog is new to this strange place called a garden. His papery feet are filthy, but he has no idea what dirt is. Follow Kitanai's trail as he goes diggin' in dirt and learns all about soil.

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Overview

Kitanai the origami dog is new to this strange place called a garden. His papery feet are filthy, but he has no idea what dirt is. Follow Kitanai's trail as he goes diggin' in dirt and learns all about soil.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of a series in which children explore an aspect of science and origami together, this fictional book starts with the fairy-tale like premise that an origami dog comes to life after being folded. He then plays in the dirt while his person is gardening. In the ensuing conversation with an earthworm, the origami dog learns about the layers of soil and what lives in them. There is not much plot, but the characters are cute and the science is accurate. However, this is a departure from the strictly regulated fiction and nonfiction categories. The argument used to be that kids would not know which part of the book is fiction and which is nonfiction if the two genres were presented together. I think most kids will understand that a folded paper dog that comes to life is fictional, as is an earthworm that communicates with said dog. However, will the readers recognize which part is nonfiction? The answer is probably yes. The narrator is a very knowledgeable earthworm. Overall, this hybrid science story is a bit odd, though appealing for the youngest students. Backmatter includes instructions for making an origami dog, an index, a list of resources, and links to FactHound, the online resources site Capstone maintains for safety and relevance. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen AGERANGE: Ages 4 to 8.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404879690
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 24
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Kingsley Troupe has written more than thirty children's books. His book Legend of the Werewolf (Picture Window Books, 2011) received a bronze medal for the Moonbeam Children's Book Award. Thomas lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with his wife and two young boys.

A "Sunshine State" native, Jamey Christoph studied illustration at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. His stylish illustrations appear regularly in major newspapers and magazines and have received multiple recognitions from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts.

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