#blogbookaday: Dig In!

6 Jun

Dig In.jpgSummary:  “Dig in to this vibrant picture book that celebrates all the surprises found down in the dirt!

I dig in the dirt…and find a seed.
Seed waits.
I dig in the dirt…and find a spider.
Spider runs.

Explore all of the creepy, crawly, dirty, muddy, green, and growing things that can be found outside in the garden. From pill bugs to worms to leafy green sprouts, young readers will love discovering the muddy garden habitat within the pages of this book—and outside in their own backyards!

This sweet and playful celebration of outdoor exploration is a perfect read aloud for story time.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A basic introduction to digging in the dirt in a garden and you’d expect to find there – worms, rocks, pillbugs, seeds, spiders, and sprouts! With a very basic vocabulary and an up close and personal look at the garden this is the perfect story for toddlers ready to help plant the garden!

Personal Reaction: I really liked this matter-of-fact story in that the protagonist wasn’t afraid of the bugs in the garden and didn’t hurt them, they were just interested in exploring. We have a community garden starting in our town and I jumped up pretty early in the planning process, in the hopes that the library can partner with some programming – a storytime, garden presentations, etc. So I’m excited about this book because it makes the perfect garden read aloud, but it’s also short and quick, so I don’t lose the attention of a bunch of little ones while outside!

Title: Dig In!
Author: Cindy Jenson-Elliott
Illustrator: Mary Peterson
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Date: March 1, 2016

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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