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|Digger the dinosaur|
Author: Dotlich, Rebecca Kai
Digger the Dinosaur loves to help out, but sometimes he gets a little mixed up!
My First I Can Read Book
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 168643
Kirkus Reviews (07/01/13)
School Library Journal (11/01/13)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2013 PreS-Gr 1—Digger is a dino kid who has trouble listening. Whenever someone tells him something, he often hears a rhyming word instead. In the first book, Momasaur tells him to clean his room with the aid of his friend, Stego. Stego instructs him to hang his jacket on the hook, but Digger puts it on a book. In Cake Mistake, Digger and his dad are asked to do an important errand, but can't find the cake shop. When Dadasaur says, "We take a right here," Digger hears: "A BITE here?!" This simple form of malapropism is evident in both books and adds to the comic nature of the stories. These books lend themselves to lap reading; the repetition and the lively illustrations will keep the younger audience's attention. Emerging readers may delight in the plays on words, but some will just become exasperated with the dino's antics. Extra purchases where easy readers are needed.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.