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Author: Prendergast, Kate
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Year Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781536200416
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

Dog on a Digger

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‘Dog’ has a very important job on a construction site, but when his puppy friend goes missing, Dog has to be very brave and very resourceful.
Young readers will enjoy following Dog who belongs to a construction worker who drives a digger (bulldozer). When Dog’s owner meets the food truck lady, he also meets her tiny pet dog and a friendship ensures. When the food truck lady’s puppy comes into danger on the construction site, Dog is the only one who notices. He sets out rescue his tiny pal, recruiting the help of his digger owner and the food truck lady.
This wordless picture book allows young readers to experience the adventures of Dog through action-packed illustrations, made in pencil and limited colors of blue and yellow.  The bright use of yellow reminds children of safety and warm. The author’s background work experience in the transportation industry allows for an authentic view of job sites.  Wordless picture books such as this one encourage young readers to make inferences when reading images.
Highly recommended for ages 3-7 and English Language Learners to discuss Health: Life Roles and Career Development; Character Education: Friendship and Reading Comprehension: Inferring.

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