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The Digging-est Dog

In The Digging-est Dog, Duke spends his life in the pet store until he is adopted and goes to live on a farm with a boy named Sammy. There Duke learns to dig—and dig and dig and dig! Duke digs himself into a hole—literally. Will he still be able to count on Sammy and the other dogs to help him out? The Digging-est Dog is a delightful story by Al Perkins with illustrations by Eric Gurney. It teaches gentle lessons about perseverance, forgiveness, and doing the right thing.

Tie-in Activity: Try this snack-time twist. Finely crush some graham crackers in a bowl (or a similar crumbly food your child might eat) and let her use a spoon to dig, make piles, and trace patterns in the edible "dirt."