At Growing with Science blog today, we are featuring Dig In! by Cindy Jenson-Elliott and illustrated by (“dirt by”) Mary Peterson.
Cindy Jenson-Elliott’s new book celebrates the simple pleasures of mucking around in the soil. Each page reveals a new discovery, from earthworms to pill bugs.
With only a few words per page, the text is simple enough to read to toddlers or for beginning readers to tackle on their own.
The illustrations are linoleum block prints with just the right touch of humor. It might be fun to accompany the book with a quick art lesson using ink stamps or making potato prints to celebrate the illustrations.
It seems that digging in the dirt is a pastime too few young children get to indulge in these days. Dig In! is sure to encourage young readers to get outside and explore the world under their feet.
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