See Me Dig

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The energetic dogs from Paul Meisel's Geisel Award Honor Book See Me Run are back in another adventure.

A crew of happy dogs digs merrily in the dirt. But the groundhogs, mice, and moles don't like it. The animals chase the dogs away to another digging spot. This time the dogs dig up a box--a treasure chest--from which ghostly pirates ...

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Overview

The energetic dogs from Paul Meisel's Geisel Award Honor Book See Me Run are back in another adventure.

A crew of happy dogs digs merrily in the dirt. But the groundhogs, mice, and moles don't like it. The animals chase the dogs away to another digging spot. This time the dogs dig up a box--a treasure chest--from which ghostly pirates emerge. The dogs are on the run again!

New readers will delight in this joyful story with its surprise climax.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—The dogs from See Me Run (Holiday House, 2011) return in another charming early reader. Led by a golden retriever, the canines eagerly dig up a forest, only to be forcibly ejected by irate woodland inhabitants. They then commence to wreak havoc on a nearby beach where they unearth a treasure chest. Despite relying upon a straightforward narrative, Meisel still infuses the plot with fun and whimsy: the dogs find themselves chased out by the disgruntled ghosts of pirates who buried the treasure, and the story ends with the animals finding a friend in a fellow digger, a bulldozer. Short, easy-to-parse sentences ("See me dig," "We dig and dig and dig,"); large readable print; and repeated words make this an ideal choice to build confidence in budding young readers. Rendered in a combination of pen-and-ink, acrylic, pencil, and watercolor, the cartoonlike illustrations are filled with movement and animation, and the use of action lines (such as wagging tails or digging paws) adds to the energetic tone. Pairing these amusingly detailed images with an understated, pared-down text (a spread of foxes, bears, and squirrels glaring irritably at the crestfallen canines is described simply as "Oh no! They are mad.") produces hilarious results. These well-intentioned but mischievous dogs are truly winsome characters; their wide-eyed expressions, furrowed brows, and lolling tongues will readily endear them to children. A must-have for novice readers.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal
Kirkus Reviews
In this gem of an early reader, a cast of cavorting canines find more than they expected when they start digging--namely a scary bear, buried treasure, pirate ghosts and heavy construction equipment. Meisel follows his first title in this series (See Me Run, 2011) by using the same dog characters and limited first-grade-level vocabulary for kids just beginning to read on their own. This time, the endearing dogs dig up a huge box buried in the sand after the bear chases them away from the forest. In a surprise twist that will tickle young readers, the enormous chest contains not gold coins, but the ghosts of pirates who chase after the dogs until one brave pup stands up to the ghosts with a big bark. But there's another danger looming: the clawlike tines on the bucket of a tracked excavator appear to threaten the dogs, until excavator and dogs find that they can all dig in the sand together, side by side. Using just a few words and extremely short sentences, Meisel delivers a funny story with a real plot containing several surprises. His cartoon-style illustrations in watercolor with pen-and-ink and pencil details capture the canine personalities and create deliciously spooky (but not really scary) villains in the pirate ghosts. New readers will dig this. (Early reader. 5-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823430574
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Series: I Like to Read
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 578,379
  • Lexile: BRL (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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