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See Me Dig Spiral-Bound | September 18, 2018

Paul Meisel

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The energetic dogs from Geisel Award Honor Book See Me Run are back in another adventure in this Guided Reading Level D book.
These dogs like to dig—and dig—and dig! But when their digging disturbs gophers, racoons, and an angry bear, they have to run!  The beach is a new place to dig, but what could be in that treasure chest. . . ? Pirate's treasure?  No . . . it's full of pirate ghosts, and they have to run away again!
Finally, the dogs find a new spot—and something that likes to dig as much as they do.
Bright, cartoonish illustrations bring this story to life, full of energy and action—adding detail and humor to the simple text to support the story.  This cast of mischievous dogs is sure to win your heart as they play in the dirt and chase each other through the pages of this early reader.
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!
Suitable for late kindergarten readers, Level D books use a wider vocabulary and more complex plots with multiple scenes.  They feature longer sentences and greater variety in sentence structure than the prior levels.  Move onto Level E books next!
Publisher: Holiday House / Pixel Ink / Peachtree
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 32 pages
ISBN-10: 0823440427
Item Weight: 0.2 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.1 x 9.0 inches
* "In this gem of an early reader, a cast of cavorting canines find more than they expected when they start digging . . . Using just a few words and extremely short sentences, Meisel delivers a funny story with a real plot containing several surprises. His cartoon-style illustrations in watercolor with pen-and-ink and pencil details capture the canine personalities and create deliciously spooky (but not really scary) villains in the pirate ghosts.  New readers will dig this."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"This whimsical choice for emergent readers should engender conversation about the element of surprise."—Booklist
"Despite relying upon a straightforward narrative, Meisel still infuses the plot with fun and whimsy . . . These well-intentioned but mischievous dogs are truly winsome characters; their wide-eyed expressions, furrowed brows, and lolling tongues will readily endear them to children. A must-have for novice readers."—School Library Journal
"Beginning readers will easily handle the short, simple sentences, and the illustrations offer tons of visual humor."—The Horn Book Guide
"This new companion to the author's 2011 book, See Me Run, is another rollicking romp with this pack of digging canines. . . . Cartoon-like watercolor, pen-and-ink and pencil drawings combined with very simple sentences and vocabulary make this a delightful reading adventure for primary students."—Reading Today Online, by the International Reading Association
Paul Meisel is the author and illustrator of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor books See Me Run and I See a Cat, both I Like to Read® books. He has written and illustrated nonfiction in the Nature Diary series: My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis (AAAS Excellence in Children's Books Finalist, CCCB Best of the Year List, Science Best Books for Curious Kids, Virginia Readers' Choice) and My Happy Year by E. Bluebird (a JLG selection). The Schmutzy Family, written by Marilyn Rosenberg and illustrated by Paul Meisel, was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist. Paul lives in Connecticut.