|Roy digs dirt|
Author: Shannon, David
Roy is a West Highland terrier who loves to dig in the dirt and mud; sometimes he buries things, and sometimes he finds things, but mostly he just likes to dig--even though he does not like the bath that may follow the digging.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 507446
Kirkus Reviews (11/15/19)
School Library Journal (02/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2020 PreS-Gr 1—Roy is a little spotted dog. And he is a dog that digs dirt. He digs in it all day long. He loves to sit in dirt and roll in it. Dirt makes him happy and extremely dirty. Roy eats, sniffs, and even listens to it. He creates imaginary friends out of dirt and hunts for buried treasure in it. Roy really digs dirt. The only thing he doesn't like about dirt is getting clean—and ants! When there is no dirt around, there's usually trouble. Roy becomes mad and agitated. He tears the newspaper apart and rips the carpet. Then he scratches the door to get back to the dirt. Roy really cares about his dirt, too. He protects it against nighttime critters and dreams about it in his sleep. To Roy, there's nothing better than dirt. Shannon pens another zany, kid-friendly tale. Children will love the Roy's antics with his favorite thing…dirt. The text is simple and large, and the pictures do a good job telling the story. This is a light and breezy feel-good book that's perfect for storytime. VERDICT David Shannon fans—old and new—will enjoy this delightfully dirty book.—Barbara Spiri, Southborough Library, MA - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 01/01/2020 Harry the Dirty Dog has nothing on Roy, who digs dirt and mud (“Mud is like dirt gravy”) with joyous, doggy abandon “before breakfast, after lunch, and before and after dinner.” Roy loves rolling around in dirt, exuberantly excavating treasures from dirt, playing with his imaginary dirt friend (also Roy), racing through the backyard jungle, dreaming about digging when asleep, tracking plenty of dirt indoors, and scrabbling away at rugs and newspapers until he can be released into the wild to seek out new dirt. A small terrier with a big personality, Roy races, tongue dangling, through Shannon’s mucky close-ups, all bright eyes, muddy paws, and panting eagerness for new discoveries. Roy does not dig ants, nor baths—though the latter are sometimes necessary, particularly when the jungle’s “critters” include a skunk—but as the “whole world is built on top of dirt,” overall, “Roy digs the world.” The world (except maybe anyone charged with getting him into the tub) will dig Roy, too. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.