Thursday, February 5, 2015

Perfect Picture Book Friday - Digger Dog

Title - Digger Dog

Written by - William Bee

Illustrated by - Cecilia Johansson
Suitable for ages - 1-5

Topics/themes - Construction trucks, dogs, dinosaur bones.

Opening - Digger Dog loves to dig up bones.  The bigger the better.

Brief Synopsis - Digger Dog sniffs out a gigantic bone buried under ground.  He digs and he digs, but the ground is too hard and the bone is too deep so he has to keep getting bigger and bigger "diggers" to help him finally reach his bone.


Activities - Sensory bin!  Fill up a plastic bin with rice and bury objects in the rice for the kids to find! Funnels and construction trucks are highly entertaining with this activity.  My son can entertain himself for hours playing with this.

Why I Like this Book - My son has asked me to read it to him every night for the past week ever since we discovered it at the library. He LOVES this book.  It's got construction trucks, dogs and dinosaur bones in it!  What preschooler wouldn't love this book!  One of the best things about this book is at the end the pages unfold to reveal this gigantic spread of a huge tyrannosaurus rex skeleton beneath the bone the dog just found.  My son's eyes got so wide when I unfolded this for the first time and he insisted that I leave it open for him to look at for a long time afterward. Any book that causes such wonder and excitement in my child certainly has my stamp of approval!

For more awesome picture book recommendations go to Susanna Hill's Blog for Perfect Picture Book Friday!


16 comments:

  1. This is a great story with all of the right elements for a great story. My grandson will love this story. Great activities!

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  2. I agree that the fold-out is superb! This is a great pick.

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  3. Heather, thank you so much for joining us for PPBF this week, and for this wonderful book recommendation! It looks fantastic! I agree - what preschooler wouldn't love everything about it? :) Love your sensory bin idea! I haven't read this one yet, but I will certainly have to find it now! :)

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    1. Thank you! It's a great book for kids.

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  4. Oh, when my son was younger, he would have done the same thing. Construction equipment ruled. Brilliant spread idea!

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  5. I happen to live in the Land of Dinosaurs!!! Dinosaur tracks everywhere!! Dinosaurs bones everywhere! Whew!! This would be and excellent book for my book bag! Thanks Ms Dent!!

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    1. You are most welcome! Do you live in Utah? I know there are lot of dinosaur bones out there.

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  6. ALL the ingredients, as you say, for a preK read-aloud! Your activity sound so cool too.

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  7. Dinosaur bones too! This is perfect. Thanks for sharing this. We'll have to look for it. (I have my library account open as I'm reading, so I can add to my TBR list.)

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  8. What a fun book. I love the sensory exercise you include, too. And the idea of a huge fold-out page for a dino skeleton .... that's perfect.

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