Star in a Play (I AM A READER!: Digger and Daisy) Paperback


Star in a Play (I AM A READER!: Digger and Daisy) Paperback

Discover the Stage with Digger and Daisy!  Book 5 of the Beginner Reader Series.

It’s an exciting time for reading in our house as our kindergartner, Brooke, is really reading!  Last night she read me three beginning reader books and she only needed prompting on two words in just one of the books.  I get a little giddy when she reads a book without any assistance and so I’m quite overjoyed these days.  I can actually see her little mind working and making connections and it is so helpful to have books specifically for new readers in our house.  We really like Sleeping Bear Press’ “I Am A Reader!” series and we’ve loved the continued saga of the Digger and Daisy books.

Don’t know Digger and Daisy? 

Meet Digger and Daisy! They are dogs that are brother and sister. These dogs like to explore their world and see new things. Sometimes they agree with each other. Sometimes they disagree. But no matter the situation, one thing always stays the same–their love for each other. In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, author Judy Young explores the dynamics and nuances of the sibling relationship.

In the new book, Digger and Daisy Star in a Play, the siblings are cast in a theatrical production and take different approaches in preparing for the stage. Digger is worried he will forget his lines, while Daisy is confident she doesn’t need to rehearse.

Now the DRAMA!

On the day of the play, Daisy get the jitters while Digger knows all the lines of the play by heart.  What can Digger do to help her out?  As Judy explores the dynamics and nuances of sibling relationships, Digger does what any sibling would do when he sees his sister struggling.  Will Digger be able to save the day and help his sister through her embarrassment?

This was a great book for Brooke to read aloud and she enjoyed the story of the siblings who always stick together.  As an older sister, I think Brooke really understands the concept of feeling overprotective when your younger sibling needs help.  The story’s words are wonderful for kids in kindergarten or first grade and there is some repetition to help kids practice new or challenging words.  I highly recommend this series for beginning readers because I think it is important for kids to enjoy what they are reading as much as learning the words they are reading.  And we can’t wait for the next Digger and Daisy book 6 to continue the series!

About Author Denise Brennan Nelson:  Denise has written a number of children’s books including He’s Been a Monster All Day, Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo, My Momma Likes to Say, and the popular Willow series.  As a national speaker, Denise encourages adults and children to tap into their imaginations to lead rich and fuller lives.  She lives in Howell, Michigan, with her husband Bob, and their two children.  Find out more about Denise at her website

Star in a Play (I AM A READER!: Digger and Daisy) Paperback

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