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What a great book to read out loud to your 2-year-old dig enthusiast! My guy lives for the dig. He reluctantly lets me dress and feed him in the mornings as a precursor for what is his true passion: DIGGING! We have two excavation sites in our backyard where the digging goes down. Nate digs with everything he's got until his mean mommy makes him come inside for dinner, bath time, and story time. But lately this last part has been okay with Nate because now we have this book! It's about a man who...
Never a fan of formulaic repetition, I found this one a bit over the top in that respect. I recognize that many think that such repetitiveness reinforces concepts for young children, but it's my belief that it's wasted opportunity to expose them to variety and merely reduces the number of words and creativity to which they're exposed. My oldest child managed to learn to read at a very young age, primarily through exposure to traditionally crafted illustrated storybooks, as well as less formulaic...
It makes me sad to find books like this fifteen years too late! G would have loved this. It reminds me of "Easy Street," another favorite. Just the right amount of rhyming repetition: enough for a predictable pattern fun to recite, not so much that it becomes tedious.
This is from the same authors who wrote Trashy Town and it has the same appeal. Mr. Ralley and his dog Lightning love to dig. Mr. Ralley works hard driving a big yellow backhoe and he has five jobs that must be done by the end of the day. Young readers who enjoyed Trashy Town or simply love diggers will be charmed by this fun picture book: "Dig up rock and dig up clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day!" Keep an eye on Lightning's bone digging acttion! With Rosenthal's detailed and humorous illustrati...
An excellent numbers book for the preschool set, the story repeats numbers 1-5 without becoming overly repetitive. I used this title for a number 5 storytime, and the children really enjoyed counting along.
Mr. Rally and his dog, Lightning, dig all day. They have 5 jobs to do, and each one is a little different. With a repeating, rhyming refrain, this one would be a hit with little construction lovers.
Lots of repetition with nice illustrations, this one would be fun for a machines, construction, or jobs themed preschool story time.
Way too much text for the target audience.
Awesome book to read with a 4yo. Loved the whimsical dog throughout the illustrations.
Great gift for dad
The pictures were funny!
Cute! I have to keep this one in mind for a construction storytime.
Nice rhyming book for toddler or baby
Dig! by Andrea Zimmerman and David ClemeshaIllustrated by Marc RosenthalPublished By Silver Whistle Harcourt, Inc2004Fiction: Picture BookAges 4-8Dig! tells the story of Mr. Rally, his dog Lightening and his big yellow backhoe. They have five digging jobs that must be accomplished throughout the town they live in. Mr Rally helps to build a bridge, a drain for the train, a pool, a new zoo and clears a road of dirt. The day ends with Mr. Rally and Lightening doing more digging, but this time in hi...
Mr. Ralley and his Dog Lightning have 5 rhyming jobs to do today. A big hit with my preschooler and would be good with a toddler, too-- lots of opportunities to fill in the choruses of "Dig up rock and dig up clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day!" and "Is all the digging done? No!" I'd have liked the character style to be less slightly elongated-- Mr. Ralley and the other characters seem somewhat sausage-shaped, and found the rhythms sometimes forced, but it didn't matter to my son. The travels of
I read this book to my 3 year old son, who is currently obsessed with various construction vehicles and he likes this book a lot.As a parent this book is a good recommendation for the following reasons:1. The story incorporates counting (1-5) in the story and repeats the counting, it gives the reader various ways to practice counting throughout the book.2. It is a rhymer, which means it takes no "timer" to read.3. The repetitive language is great practice for younger kids and they also understan...
The book Dig! tells the story or Mr. Rally, his dog Lightening, and his big yellow backhoe. Mr. Rally is assigned five digging jobs and they must be accomplished throughout the town in which he lives in. Mr. Rally helps the town to build a bridge, a drain for the rain, clears the road of dirt, dig a new pool and finally, a new zoo. Mr. Rally and Lightening’s day both end with the two of them digging even more, only this time in Mr. Rally’s own garden. The illustrations in Dig! are cute and simpl...
Dig is a fun picture book that I really enjoy. Readers meet Mr. Rally and his dog, Lightning.Readers see the two get excited about digging in the dirt. This one has a repeating refrain: "Dig up rock and dig up clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day!" This refrain is repeated at all five jobs, as is the congratulating refrain of "Good job, Mr. Rally! Good job, Lighting!" After a long day of work, you might think Mr. Rally would want to go home and relax. And he does, in his own way, I suppose. But at
Some rhyming, some number association, and some repetition. Cute.
We are always on the look out for truck books that are a bit more than truck books for my 2 year-old son. This is one of them. Dig! is about Mr. Rally and the digging jobs he does with his trusty backhoe and dog Lightning. The jobs are all numbered and Zimmerman numbers them at the beginning, throughout the book, and again at the end. Therefore, it is a great book for counting and recognizing numbers. Plus, if you have a boy like mine, it has the added bonus of having a truck in it.
Mr Rally goes to 5 different job sites with his dog, Lightning, to dig and move dirt and clay. Fun easy book that explains what steam shovels and backhoes do at construction sites. Nice book for young children.
This books is excellent! It will be perfect for our Unit for summer reading about bulldozers and excavation. We are having a local exaction company come to let us 'play' on their equipment. This book is going to be a great addition!
My three (under the age of 5) grandsons are into anything and everything construction. This book is a great addition to our construction themed books. Some repeated phrases, counting, and fun pictures make it a "Read it again, Nana" book.
A repetitive phrase is located throughout the book, allowing children to chime in. Preschoolers would be a good audience.
Great for a construction or dirt themed Toddler Time.
Read at Preschool Story Time at the Tenley library on 6/14/13: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/...
This was another book in our construction book bundle. It has nice repetition, and fun old-fashioned illustrations.
Mr. Rally & his dog, Lightning, are hard workers. This book follows them through their day, checking off 5 jobs. My nearly-three year old loves it!Interesting, detailed illustrations.
Ugh! This book annoyed me so much! Too repetitive and completely unrealistic scenes.
A very busy day of digging.