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|Dog named Doug|
Author: Wilson, Karma
Egged on by a ground squirrel, a dog named Doug digs miles underground--taking a detour through the White House--until he returns home, goes to bed, and dreams of digging some more.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 196167
Kirkus Reviews (05/01/18)
School Library Journal (06/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—Doug, the pup with a big goofy doggy grin, loves to dig. He digs for miles and miles in all directions. He makes big holes. He finds all sorts of treasures. He digs his way into the White House and far off lands. Frustrated, Doug's family scolds him and puts him in the doghouse, where he digs into the house and crawls into bed with his family. Acrylic-and—oil paint illustrations in bright colors with cartoonlike characters complement the variety of ways that Doug explores his obsession. Scenes of underground tunnels studded with whimsical details abound. Illustrations depicting Doug's head popping up aboveground in new lands offers the opportunity for conversational prompts. Just the right amount of text, sometimes standard typeset and sometimes a creative part of the illustrations make Doug's adventures immersive. Additionally, the prose contains both tongue-twisty alliterations and cleverly written rhymes. VERDICT As a picture book simply about a dog who digs, there is much for readers to see, hear, and take delight in, including an ending with an imaginative twist. All of these elements make this book a standout among goofy dog picture books.—Mindy Hiatt, Salt Lake County Library Services - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 07/01/2018 While many dogs dig, Doug, the “master digger,” has next-level skill. After turning his human family’s backyard into a minefield of holes, Doug digs his way to the White House, where he pauses for a brief self-guided tour before burrowing on to various random locations. Spot illustrations show Doug popping up in Hollywood, an African savanna, a bowling alley, the Easter Islands (where he accidentally topples one of the moai statues), a golf course, and, eventually, China. Back home, Doug is scolded, hugged, and tucked into bed, where he continues digging via dreams filled with colorful, fantastic creatures. Crisp acrylic-and-oil illustrations complement Doug’s perky, happy-go-lucky nature and the over-the-top tour. The format fluctuates between standard picture-book design (full-page or spot art with accompanying text) and pages with enlarged text and select letters depicted by dirt piles or with the text partially created by Doug’s tunnels. Add in the lively rhyming text and you’ve got a storytime showstopper that’s also well-suited for solitary viewings. Four paws up for digger Doug. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.