|Tiny and the big dig|
Author: Rinker, Sherri Duskey
Tiny is a small, but very determined dog and right now he smells a big bone buried deep in the earth of the garden--and he is going to get that bone no matter how far down he has to dig.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 194012
Kirkus Reviews (-) (10/15/17)
School Library Journal (01/01/18)
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School Library Journal - 01/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—Tiny is a small brown, black, and white pup with big plans. He smells a buried bone and is bound and determined to unearth it, much to the chagrin of a blue bird, a tabby cat, and a large white dog. They take turns telling Tiny to give up as he's too weak and too little to succeed: "Oh, Tiny, stop! You're far too small. There's nothing in that hole at all." The only ones who believe in Tiny and his never-give-up enthusiasm are the dog himself and his owner, a young boy. Written in singsong rhyming verse, the story goes a bit long and verses don't always scan well. Plenty of white space allows ink-and-watercolor cartoon art to stand out, revealing Tiny and the hole he's digging from a variety of perspectives. The child and several animals, including Tiny, speak in the text but determining who is talking can be difficult. VERDICT An additional purchase with a solid message. For the classic story of determination in the face of adversity The Little Engine That Could is still a crowd-pleaser.—Maryann H. Owen, Oak Creek Public Library WI - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.