Dot and Bob
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Dot and Bob

by David McPhail

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Bob is Dot’s dog, and he likes to dig! Will there be trouble or fun when they try to help Dot’s mother plant a tree?


Bob is Dot’s dog, and he likes to dig! Will there be trouble or fun when they try to help Dot’s mother plant a tree?

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A bit like the Dick and Jane readers that I remember, Dot and Bob are the stars of this story. Bob likes to dig, but sometimes he tries to dig a hole in an inappropriate place. Mom has a tree that she wants to plant and so she starts to dig a hole. It is hot and she and Dot take a break, but Bob who loves to dig just keeps making the hole bigger. It gets so deep that the tree practically disappears when it is placed in the hole. It really is not a problem—Bob is only too happy to replace some of the dirt that he dug out of the hole, and now the tree fits perfectly. The closing pages are labeled "Activity," but they are really questions to test comprehension. In addition, there is a spread about the author/illustrator whose drawings have a look of kids more than fifty years ago. A level 1 book in the "Green Light Readers" series. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Green Light Readers Level 1 Series
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Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

DAVID McPHAIL has written and illustrated more than fifty books for children, including the ever-popular Sisters, the adventures of Big Brown Bear, and several previous Green Light Readers. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

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