Digger and Daisy Go to the City

written by Judy Young

The fourth book in the Digger and Daisy K-1 I am a Reader Series. Digger and Daisy are brother and sister who go on fun and humorous adventures together. When they visit the city, Daisy drags Digger into countless stores to look at what she likes, ignoring Digger’s interests. But, Digger finds a way to see what he wants, too!

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Written by Judy Young
Illustrated by Dana Sullivan

Published by Sleeping Bear Press, 2015

32 pages


Kirkus Review: “In their fourth sibling adventure, Digger and Daisy are as fresh and curious as when readers first encountered them (Digger and Daisy Go to the Zoo, 2013); at this pace, there’ll be no issues about ever having to grow up.

And, frankly, who wants them to? These two young canines—the older Daisy, in glasses and a skirt that looks like a pink banana; the younger Digger, all roving eyes and nose—are the kind who can squabble and keep it to a sentence in length, not a daylong misery. This outing is to the city, and Daisy cautions Digger (she frequently cautions Digger just before Digger sets in motion whatever she has cautioned him about) to “Stay by me.…You do not want to get lost.” This refrain is a touchstone for beginning readers and, of course, one that Digger will (almost) lose track of. Daisy wants to visit all the clothing stores—Digger offers resistance but complies—but when Digger wants to visit just one store, Daisy decides not. It is Digger’s charm to find a simple but canny way to get his satisfaction and Daisy’s to know when she has been had. Sullivan’s artwork is as affable, diverting and gumball-bright in the city as in the country.

If taken to heart, a beginning reader with lasting impact. (Early reader. 4-6)”

Picture Book Depot: “Going to the big city can be a real treat, but it can also be scary for first-timers. That’s why it helps to have two furry and adorable puppies named Digger and Daisy to show young children just how it should be done…This next installment of the Digger and Daisy adventure is like welcoming back an old familiar friend. Though Ms. Young’s prose is short, sweet and to the point, it still manages to brim with humor. And as always, artist Dana Sullivan’s illustrations showcase round, innocent eyes, and wide, adventurous smiles against a backdrop of bright and defined colors. Aside from the sheer joy of purchasing this book solely as an addition to your child’s library, it might also be used to introduce the subject of following directions, staying together when on an adventure, or simply taking turns so that everyone gets a chance to do what they like.”