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Roy Digs Dirt

By David Shannon   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338251012 Hardcover
40 Pages | 8.871" x 11.253" | Ages 3 to 5

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338608748 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 3 to 5

Woof! Meet Roy, an adorable white dog who is wild about digging, digging, digging in the dirt!

David Shannon's picture books are loved for their endearing characters and laugh-aloud humor, and Roy's charming naughtiness will remind readers of what they love about Shannon's No, David!, a bestselling Caldecott Honor Book about a boy with a nose for trouble. Although it's a smelly task for those who have to constantly bathe him, Roy's happiness centers on his very favorite thing-dirt-and from sunrise to sunset, he burrows in it, rolls in it, and digs up buried treasures. There's terror in every terrier, and when Roy runs into the house after being sprayed by a skunk, he faces the dreaded bathtub. Readers will see themselves in Roy's childlike delight each time he makes the biggest mess ever.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for No, David!:
A Caldecott Honor Book
A New York Times
Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

*"In this ode to bad and boisterous little boys...this book is perfect for reading aloud. Children will relish the deliciously bad behavior and the warm and cuddly conclusion."—School Library Journal, starred review

"The illustrations are wonderful, full of good-time trouble-making tomfoolery, borrowing on the energy of children's drawings and the determined strokes of their early attempts at lettering. David is a small, snaggle-toothed piehead whose mischief-for those who don't have to clean up after him-is nothing short of exhilarating."—Kirkus Reviews

"Readers won't be able to resist taking a walk on the wild side with this little rascal, and may only secretly acknowledge how much of him they recognize in themselves."—Publishers Weekly