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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Haggis and Tank's big imaginations take them on a search for real lThis series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Haggis and Tank's big imaginations take them on a search for real live dinosaurs! They build a nest for dino eggs and play baseball with a triceratops. But then the ground starts shaking. Is a T-rex chasing Haggis and Tank? Or could something else be headed their way? This series is full of clever wordplay and homophones that make Haggis and Tank's adventures even more fun!...

Title : Digging for Dinos
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ISBN : 9780545818889
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Digging for Dinos Reviews

  • Gail
    2019-02-14 14:07

    Read this out loud with my five year old, he giggled quiet a bit. We "lava" Haggis and Tank and hope there will be more! Great Illustrations!!! The dogs have such fun imaginations.

  • Barbara
    2019-01-22 14:54

    In their second adventure, Tank and Haggis discover a bone in the backyard and decide to go on a dinosaur hunt. They find some large eggs and try to warm they so they can hatch, and then when the eggs' mother triceratops shows up, they befriend her and play various games. All the fun comes to an end, though, when an erupting volcano sends them and the other dinosaurs in the area running for safety. Out of time and space, the two canines hug each other for reassurance and reflect on the coldness of the lava, which, of course, turns out to be something else entirely, courtesy of their human companion. Not only are the illustrations colorful, but the text is engaging and will keep early chapter readers busy and interested. I was particularly impressed with how the events in their prehistoric adventure have roots in their real life. Ah, the power of imagination to take us to so many wonderful places!

  • Margie
    2019-02-02 11:59

    When either of you can make the other laugh or the two of you are laughing together or even better if you can make those around you laugh, this is simply the best. With the release of two books in a brand new series classic comedy teams of William Abbott and Lou Costello, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, George Burns and Grace Allen, Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance (Ethel) and Tim Conway and Harvey Korman are going to have to relinquish a portion of the limelight to the dog duo found in Haggis And Tank Unleashed #1: All Paws on Deck (Scholastic, January 5, 2016) and Haggis And Tank Unleashed #2: Digging for Dinos (Scholastic, February 23, 2016). Author Jessica Young and illustrator James Burks deliver to readers non-stop action packed with hilarity.My full recommendation:

  • Chelsea
    2019-02-07 17:59

    As I stated previously within a review for Haggis and Tank: All Paws on Deck, this book provided a source for adventure, mystery and imagination! It was great seeing how Haggis and Tank went on a hunt for Dinosaurs, using only their imagination, which the reader got to see come to life within the pages of the book. I also appreciated the conversational tone that the book allowed; going from the narrated story to the conversation of Haggis and Tank within the illustrations. A wonderful young reader book! +Book+List

  • Tracie
    2019-02-09 18:46

    Two dogs have fun imaging they find dinosaurs. The word play is fun and the silliness will be a hit for younger readers.

  • Steph
    2019-01-21 11:44

    Funny, easy to read, colorful... Everything about it makes me wish ALL writers and illustrators could channel this duo. And playing Musical Eggs is definitely on my bucket list now.

  • AnnaBnana
    2019-01-22 14:05

    Haggis and Tank are two laugh-out-loud funny pals. In this adventure they find a bone in their backyard and decide to go for a dinosaur hunt filled with grand games and great danger! This is a wonderful transitional chapter book for your early elementary reader.

  • Lauren
    2019-01-30 19:50

    Adorable! I wish I had a book like this when I was growing up. It has lots of cute word-plays, kind of reminiscent of Amelia Bedelia. I also like the fast-paced adventure and how the main characters resist gender norms in fun, natural ways. Great!

  • Karen Arendt
    2019-02-15 15:57

    Colorful pages, graphic novel-like and lots of word play mKe this a great choice independent readers. Haggis and Tank have adventures without leaving their back yards.

  • Susan
    2019-02-05 17:47

    Haggis and Tank - Digging for Dinos is a short graphic novel. It's humour and fantasy combined. I suspect it will appeal to a wide audience. It would make a good text for teaching about choosing the most important events and summarizing a story. I would pair it with other books with anthropomorphic animals, such as Fred and Pete at the Beach.

  • Suzanne
    2019-02-04 14:49

    Jessica Young continues to expand on her range of titles and characters. First we had the picture book My Blue Is Happy, and then her early chapter book series for Scholastic's Branches featuring Haggis and Tank. These two doggie friends are opposites in many ways. Haggis is small, well-groomed, and he seems very sensible. Tank is large, a little messy, and she seems a bit on the goofy side. When Tank discovers a large bone in the yard, she is certain that it is a dinosaur bone and convinces Haggis to go searching for dinos with her. What ensues is a humorous adventure.Kids will enjoy the relationship of the two friends, the humor of Tank misunderstanding what Haggis says (reminiscent of Amelia Bedlia), and the delightful scenes of the pals having fun with their new acquaintance - the triceratops. Adults will be able to laugh along with young readers as they sympathize with the frustration Haggis feels about Tank's confusion over where the dinosaurs are. "There aren't any left?" "There aren't any right?" "So where are they - left or right?" James Burks does a wonderful job illustrating the story, capturing Tank's wide-eyed wonder at everything around the long-suffering patience of Haggis as he indulges his friend's desire for adventure.Great for readers just beginning the transition from picture books to chapter books.

  • Becky B
    2019-02-09 17:54

    Haggis and Tank find a bone in the yard and decide to go on one epic dinosaur hunt.Usually the 2nd book in a series lags a bit behind the first but I think this one was better. They cut down on the excessive puns. There are still some, but nowhere near as many. These seemed to actually help beginning readers clarify between to homophones and their spellings rather than just slapstick. When they do appear, it is more funny and less eye-roll-inducing. Once they did away with that excessive silliness, the two main characters got to develop a little more personality than in the first book. The adventure is a good mix of silly and exciting. And there's a clever twist ending to the adventure (view spoiler)[it is all happening in their imaginations the final scene reveals (hide spoiler)]. I really like that Haggis and Tank's spoken dialogue appears in different colors to help kids learn how speech bubbles work. Overall, a fun and well done graphic novel for lower grade readers. A perfect choice for reluctant readers.

  • Teresa Edmunds
    2019-01-28 15:52

    The adventures of Haggis and Tank continue in this new book by Jessica Young. This time the daring duo use their imaginations to go searching for dinosaurs. Their search takes them to the eggs of a triceratops. Their fun ends when a T-rex shows up. This story, like the last, has several homonyms: ate/eight, know/no, etc. Though the story is simple, it is a fun way to teach literacy. Once again, the illustrations by James Burks are the highlight of the book.

  • Lynn
    2019-01-25 13:01

    Super cute and humorous beginning chapter book. Great for students transitioning to chapter books and highly appealing. The illustrations are part graphic. For K-3. Its so goofy and entertaining, I think it would make a good read aloud. I love the pics!

  • Joyce McPherson
    2019-02-05 15:09

    Our family loves this series! They are fun to read aloud and even more fun for new readers who like to chime in. Haggis and Tank have run-away imaginations that kids can relate to, and their mishaps never fail to amuse--even after the hundredth reading.

  • Sassbot5000
    2019-02-19 13:55

    Still good but the first is better.

  • Melanie
    2019-01-22 13:54

    My nephew really enjoyed this one. Great drawing and fun story line. Imaginations are wonderful things! Can't wait for the next one.

  • Laura
    2019-01-23 11:43

    Love this series - slapstick humor with word play

  • PWRL
    2019-02-16 19:39


  • Cynthia Pena
    2019-01-24 19:52

    My soon to be first grader is finally reading on his own!!! I read this one before giving it to him. Super fun and engaging read for a Little who loves dinosaurs.

  • Andréa
    2019-01-27 19:00

    Note: I accessed a DRC of this book through Edelweiss.

  • Heather Jo
    2019-02-05 19:41

    megan summer reading 2016, children's book, chapter book, branches, series, haggis and tank unleashed, imagination, dogs, dinosaurs, bones, first grade, second grade, third grade

  • Tara
    2019-01-31 13:44

    Very cute, picture book. Similar to a comic book format.

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