I Dig (I Like to Read) (Paperback)
Two brothers and a dog have fun at the beach! This Level C book is perfect for kindergarteners and rising first graders.
Look. When two brothers at the beach find a shovel, they use it to discover all sorts of fun in the sun. I dig. I see a crab. I see stars.
Very simple text and fun pictures support comprehension in this delightful book, ideal for new readers just starting out. Easy to read and brightly illustrated, this is a perfect book to read on their own!
I Dig is a companion to Joe Cepeda's other I Like to Read books, Up (a Guided Reading Level B book) and I See (Guided Reading Level B), featuring the same curious, excited brothers exploring the world around them and celebrating the diversity of everyday life.
The award-winning I Like to Read © series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!
For readers who've mastered basic sight words, Level C books feature slightly longer sentences and a wider range of high frequency words than Level B books. Level C book are suitable for mid-to-late kindergarten readers. When Level C is mastered, follow up with Level D.
About the Author
Joe Cepeda received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach, and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is a fine artist, as well as an illustrator of more than thirty-five book jackets and picture books, which have received many honors including Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Parenting Magazine's Reading Magic Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading List, ALA Notable Books, and Child Magazine's Best Book of the Year. Joe illustrated Hey, Hey Hay! by Christy Mihaly, ¡Vamonos! Let's Go! by Rene Colato Lainez,and Swing Sisters by Karen Deans. He both wrote and illustrated the I Like to Read books--Up and I Dig. Joe received an American Library Association Pura Belpré Honor and the Recognition of Merit Award from the George G. Stone Center for Children's Books. He lives in Claremont, California.
"A beach book for new readers. . . . starry moments, as well as the energetic line that characterizes Cepeda's technique in rendering backgrounds and figures alike, lend vitality to this simple story. Kids will dig it."—Kirkus Reviews
"Only 14 words are used to tell the story and several are repeated to reinforce sight-reading and bolster beginning readers’ confidence. Digital illustrations bring energy to the story in sketches of the swirling wind, some soaring kites, and sailboats skimming by on the horizon. . . . A whimsical tale that will be welcomed and enjoyed by youngsters with the desire to read."—School Library Journal
While I never got to meet the real-life inspiration for this book, Fuddles has an ideal cat life. At least for a non-bookstore cat. Fun adventure and family book. - Pippi, bookstore cat