#1084 – Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott

dalmatianinadiggercover Dalmatian in a Digger
Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Elliott
Capstone Young Readers 2/01/2017
32 pages   Ages 3—5


“What’s that noise?

“It’s a Dalmatian in a digger!

“Packed with hardworking animals and busy vehicles, Rebecca Elliott’s Dalmatian in a Digger brings all the action and noise of a construction site to storytime.” [BACK COVER]

[WC 222]
“Dugger. Dugger. Digger.” A young Dalmatian puppy wakes up, wondering about the noise. Outside his window is a strange sight: a Dalmatian in a Digger! The young Dalmatian runs outside and jumps on top of the digger. As he watches the digger work from atop its roof, another sound wakes the neighborhood. An unusual driver mans this machine, too. Four construction vehicles are working in the backyard, each driven by an unusual driver.
in-bed-spread-1Onomatopoeia introduces each construction vehicle, giving young children the opportunity to guess the source of each noise before turning the page to find an unusual sight. Four unusual sounds introduce four construction vehicles, each driven by a different animal. The backyard scene comes alive with activity. The crew brings in objects, digs a hole, and moves boulders. What could they be making? The final spread shows young children what these busy animals made, all to the delight of the Dalmatian puppy.
9781623708023_01_a3896Young children will love Dalmatian in a Digger, especially boys. The illustrations are adorable and filled with outdoor details and bright colors. The finished project is amazing. Every young Dalmatian pup will want this crew over to build one in their backyard. I certainly do. It will take children a while to notice all the activities this new thing provides. Dalmatian in a Digger is a delightful winner!

DALMATIAN IN A DIGGER. Text and illustrations copyright © 2017 by Rebecca Elliott. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Capstone Young Readers, North Mankato, MN.

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Dalmatian in a Digger
Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Elliott
Capstone Young Readers 2/01/2017



7 thoughts on “#1084 – Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott

  1. Pingback: Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott | The Picture Book Review

  2. gulp I don’t even like to walk close to where there are diggers and construction noise. I don’t think I’d like to ride the digger. #bravedalmation

    Love and licks,


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