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.

Editorial Reviews

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
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857630995
Publisher:
Nosy Crow
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Age Range:
4 - 8 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

Meet the Author

Penny Dale is a best-selling children’s book artist and author and has sold more than 4 million books, with editions in over 20 languages. Her much-loved picture book Ten in the Bed sold over 1 million copies worldwide and won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award in 2002. She also illustrated Anne Fine’s The Jamie and Angus Stories, which won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Penny is married, has one grown-up daughterand a grandson, and lives in South Wales.

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Dinosaur Dig 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
K likes anything to do with dinosaurs. So when he picked this book up I knew he would enjoy it. This is an easy read, the book has colorful illustrations, counting, rhyming and does a lot of repeating. Such as  dumping dirt and rocks. Dirt and rocks tumble down. Crash! Crash! Crash!"  The dinosaurs are all working together to build something fun it looks like and each one works with a machine that helps get the building going  If you like dinosaurs, machines and building this is a good book for your little one. I know K enjoyed it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful illustrations and bright colors!