Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott
Illustrator: Rebecca Elliot
Published by: Capstone Young Readers
Date: 1 February 2017
I give this book:
Giggle Giggle, Smile…what’s that noise? That noise is happiness coming from me when I read Dalmatian in a Digger. Ok, so technically a smile doesn’t make a noise but this book had me involved from the very beginning and I could see myself reading it to a large group of children and everyone getting involved.
The book involves the reader as they guess who is making the noise on each machine, this was a wonderful surprise because I had thought it was only about the dalmatian. At the end of the book the dalmatians little friend little mouse asks you to find her throughout the book, I have mixed feelings about whether this is the ideal spot for this information however it does give the reader the opportunity to go back and relive the story again with a different focus.
The illustrations were endearing, particularly the dalmatian eyes which had a childlike quality to them that made you love the character even more. In fact, each character had a special quality that was engaging to the reader.
The book is good for a variety of ages – babies can enjoy the pictures and ‘noises’such as TUG TUG BEEP, toddlers can listen to the whole story and help you make machinery noises, preschoolers can not only help you read the story but they can also use their discovery skills to find little mouse.
I have not had the pleasure of reading any child’s book recently that is suitable for a large scope of ages, so this makes this a worthwhile book to have on your shelves and I on mine.
I received this book free of charge through my participation in NetGalley from the publisher Capstone in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect the content of my review.