illustrated by Cecilia Johansson
Youngsters who love dogs or digging or construction tools will love this book. It is about a dog who can smell a bone…so he starts digging. But this bone is way down deep, so he has to get some help to dig. He gets machine after machine that is good at digging–each one being just a bit larger and bigger than before. But Digger Dog still can’t get the bone that he smells…until he gets the biggest digger in the whole world. Finally Digger Dog gets the biggest bone in the whole world…or is it? This is a fun story with two great big pages that fold open to reveal the rest of the rest of the story of how Digger Dog got the bone and what was really hidden under the dirt. The only thing is that kids who know the names of all the various digging machines might be sad that the real names for the shovels or bulldozers aren’t used. But the fun story will more than make up for that.
What to do after reading this book:
Go out into a sandbox or garden and dig.
Play with a pet dog.
Learn about bones and how they help a body stand up.
Learn the names of the different “diggers” used in the book.
Watch some construction workers use big “diggers” while working on a project.
Nosy Crow, 2014
FORMAT: Picture Book