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George and Diggety
Stern, Maggie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
George tests his dog's IQ, takes him sledding, and gives Diggety a birthday dinner with homemade dog biscuits. Includes recipe.
Reading Level:
220 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 44198.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 28925 Guided reading level: K.
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These winning easy-to-read adventures feature George and his frolicsome dog, Diggety. Maggie Stern and Blanche Sims bring you tales that are funny and illustrated with verve.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-3. The sequel to George (1999), about a good-hearted kid with a talent for getting into humorous situations, focuses on George's relationship with his amiable goofy dog, Diggety. The book follows George and Diggety through three short, easy-to-read chapters, loaded with funny dialogue and situational twists. The first chapter, "Dog Test," puts Diggety through his paces as George and his brother and his sister grapple with a magazine quiz on how to measure a dog's IQ. The second chapter, "Sledding," has the siblings attempting to make Diggety a sled dog. The last chapter, "Diggety's Birthday," involves a mix-up over dog biscuits and dinner (a recipe for biscuits is included). Blanche Sims' cartoonlike illustrations, often several to a page, capture the movement and silliness of the goings on. Similar in setup and spirit to the Amelia Bedelia books, the George books are another fun-filled way to move children from picture books to chapter books. --Connie Fletcher

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-An easy-reader featuring characters first introduced in George (Orchard, 1999). This book focuses on the family dog. In the first chapter, Diggety hopelessly fails a doggy IQ test. He redeems himself in the second chapter by cleverly riding George's sled down the hill. In the final chapter, George, his siblings, and their parents bake delicious dog biscuits that are devoured before Diggety gets to try them (the recipe is included). These light, breezy stories of a loving family's activities will appeal to early readers and are substantial enough to feel like a "real" book. Sims's colorful full- and half-page pen-and-ink and watercolor artwork details the action. An appealing addition to beginning-reader collections.-Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Dog Testp. 7
Sleddingp. 23
Diggety's Birthdayp. 35