Follow Mr. Rally and his trusty sidekick as they dig all day in this read-along adventure! As he gets ready to dig, Mr. Rally counts his five different jobs for the day, and little ones can count with him while he makes his way across town.
Dig! is a cute construction story. I really like how the story rhymes but not obnoxiously so. There are certain phrases that are repeated throughout the story which makes it more familiar for the really young child being read to. In addition to being able to count the jobs Mr. Rally does, his dog gets a bone in each scene that will easily allow interaction of the child in finding where Lightning is getting the bones and counting them along with the counting of the jobs.
The art work is cute with several things going on on each page but not enough that it overwhelms the child and they can’t focus on specific items on the page.
Dig! is currently my son’s favorite book (he is eight months old), I have read it so many times that I can recite the entire thing by memory but he loves it. If I am reading him another book and Dig! is where he can see it, he will sit there and stare at Dig!, ignoring the book I am currently reading to him,until I pick it up and read it to him, he loves it that much.
Author: Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
Artist: Marc Rosenthal
Format: Board Book, Hardcover
Page Nos.: 30
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 2014
Available for purchase: Amazon
The Books-to-Movie Challenge for June is How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell and is the first animated film for our challenge. Published in February 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Readers it is first book in the How to Train Your Dragon series. How to Train Your Dragon follows the story of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, a struggling viking as he learns to become a viking.
You can read an excerpt here.
The film was released in 2010 with the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson and America Ferrera.
Some things to consider when reading:
How closely does the film follow the novel?
Do you think the artwork in the novel translates to the artwork in the film?
So pull up a book, a bucket of popcorn, and let the fun begin!
I am super excited to announce the launch of NovelReactionKids.com, a website dedicated to children’s book reviews with reactions from the kids in the reviewer’s life. Join us this week as we have a special guest blog by Moxy the dog from Alphabet Woof! by Sherrie Madia, Illustrated by Patrick Carlson, check out the first book here.
Enjoy the reviews at novelreaction? You can enjoy the same reviewers at NovelReactionKids.com, with comments from their children.
I am very excited to present my first children’s book, Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody! by Brenda Poage, Illustrated by Jenna Murray. This first grade reader is about Ima Nobody, a first grade reader who hates her name and feels picked on by the neighbor boy Billy Do-good. As the school year progresses Ima gains a friend and is able to participate against Billy in the school Olympics.
I really liked how Ima didn’t allow her name to become who she was, even though she didn’t like the name her parents gave her. I also liked how Ima and her friend came up with a plan for her to achieve her goal and then worked hard to achieve that goal. This is a great book for anyone to read with/to their children to help them know how to deal with bullying that happens in school.
If you check out the author’s website, there are games for the kids to play and stories of real life bullying that children have submitted. Now I am pleased to be able to offer this book for one lucky reader. The contest will run starting today until next Thursday, April 1st with the winner announced April 2nd. To make this a little more interesting, I want to know what horrible nicknames you were called as a child. Post a name and be entered to win the contest. I will start with myself, as is only fair, “four eyes” was the worst, I know, not really that bad as far as things go but it hurt my feelings that someone would be mean like that. Post your comments and win this great book to share!
Title: Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody!
Author: Brenda Poage
Illustrator: Jenna Murray
Page No.: 79
Release Date: September 2009
This book was provided to me by the author.