Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Karma Wilson
Illustrator: Matt Myers
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Doug is one digging dog. He can dig faster and farther and funnier than anything or anyone else! His digging leads to all sorts of new things and adventures. Like a visit to China (in which the picture is appropriately upside down!) or past a danger sign in an old mine. On he goes and goes until his family sends him to sleep. But even in his sleep Doug can do what Doug loves best.
The illustrations are warm and silly and are integrated into the text in a way that visually moves the story along while also forming the text. The art and rhyme combine to make this a fun read that will make a great bedtime story that is sure to be requested over and over and over again. However, as all dog owner's know, some advice on NOT digging would make this story even better.