Dinosaur Dig!

Dinosaur Dig!

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by Penny Dale
     
 

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The first title from Nosy Crow, a new imprint of Candlewick Press!

Dinosaur Dig! has everything that boys love — diggers, dinosaurs, and dirt — plus a bit of counting thrown in for good measure. Bursting with energy, noise, and a splashy, surprising ending, this is an absolute riot of a book.See more details below

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The first title from Nosy Crow, a new imprint of Candlewick Press!

Dinosaur Dig! has everything that boys love — diggers, dinosaurs, and dirt — plus a bit of counting thrown in for good measure. Bursting with energy, noise, and a splashy, surprising ending, this is an absolute riot of a book.

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Children's Literature - Miranda McClain
If dinosaurs had had access to huge excavating equipment what would they have built? A giant swimming pool of course! Preschoolers' imaginations will soar as they try to guess what these prehistoric diggers are up to in this energetic, colorful, counting book that could easily fit into a lesson on numbers, dinosaurs, or even action words. Beginning with one dinosaur digging a hole, each page adds another species of Terrible Lizard in a new construction vehicle. Dinosaur and construction fans alike will love this story and the catchy rhythm and fun onomatopoeia words will have kids reciting and acting each word out right along with the reader. Youngsters will get a thrill from the silly scenes, such as when the dinosaurs get into paint fight with blue spray paint, and they will love the surprise splash at the end. This action packed book will definitely be one they ask for again and again, and parents and teachers alike will happily comply. Reviewer: Miranda McClain
School Library Journal
PreS—Dale's counting book follows a formula designed to appeal to preschoolers: put dinosaurs in trucks and add a lot of noisy sound effects. The descriptive text uses numerous action words and is written in a marching pattern that invites children to clap along. Full-bleed watercolor and pencil spreads, each featuring a number from one to 10, show multihued dinos commanding rugged construction vehicles as they work together to dig a large hole, pump concrete, and paint it. The final spread reveals that they have built a giant swimming pool. With a stegosaurus driving a dump truck, a T. rex using a trowel, and a megalosaurus diving into the water, youngsters are likely to enjoy this picture book, but it is an additional purchase.—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT
From the Publisher
With a stegosaurus driving a dump truck, a T. rex using a trowel, and a megalosaurus diving into the water, youngsters are likely to enjoy this picture book.
—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763658717
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
496,828
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
With a stegosaurus driving a dump truck, a T. rex using a trowel, and a megalosaurus diving into the water, youngsters are likely to enjoy this picture book.
—School Library Journal

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