Dig!

by Andrea Zimmerman, David Clemesha, and Marc Rosenthal

Mr. Rally and his dog, Lightning, both like digging in the dirt. And when Mr. Rally... read more

Mr. Rally and his dog, Lightning, both like digging in the dirt. And when Mr. Rally goes to work in his yellow backhoe, Lightning comes along. Today they have five jobs: hauling rocks for the bridge on the ridge, digging a drain for the rain, moving a load on the road, digging a hole for the pool at the school, and leveling the ground for the brand-new zoo. There is a mix of rhymed and unrhymed text in this appealingly busy board book that briefly details the work on each job, always ending with the same refrain: “Dig up rock and dig up clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day!” This is followed by a question: “Is the digging done? No!” Rhyming, construction equipment, and the invitation to join right in — what’s not to love? The inviting illustrations offer plenty of detail without the small board pages feeling cluttered. (Ages 1–4)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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