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Digging for Dinos

A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2)

Jessica Young, James Burks (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (2/23/2016)
Library Binding (2/23/2016)

Description

Meet Haggis and Tank--two dogs with BIG imaginations!

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 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!


Praise For Digging for Dinos: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2)

Praise for Digging for Dinos:"This sequel is far from a dinosnore; here's to joining these two pals on all their future adventures." -- Kirkus"[Haggis and Tank] are back for another exciting, imaginative playtime adventure...The narrative's simply constructed sentences describe events, while the colorful comic panels, lively dialogue in word balloons, and amusing commentary and wordplay further extend the story and add fun detail. Once again, the delightful pooch duo shines in this entertaining, fast-paced, and fun read." -- BooklistPraise for Haggis and Tank #1: All Paws on Deck:"Young...engag[es] her heroes in enticing banter and funny misunderstandings involving puns and homophones. It's especially gratifying to see that the big, tough, strong dog character is a female. Burks' plentiful, full-color art is consistently engaging...Kids dipping a toe into the waters of early chapter books will find themselves challenged by the text while simultaneously enticed by the alluring art. These salty sea dogs put the bite back in buccaneering." -- Kirkus"Two canine pals star in this entertaining, comics-style chapter book series for early readers...The spare, easy-to-read main text describes the events, and the stylized, full-color cartoon illustrations, complete with amusing speech-balloon conversations and asides, expand the story. Tank and Haggis have many homophone-related miscommunications, a concept...which both helps aid reading comprehension and boosts the funny factor...the animated, distinctly drawn characters...will have kids seeking their future adventures." -- Booklist"There's more than a little Abbott and Costello in the goofy, misunderstanding-laden relationship between two dogs in this first book...Young...crams their dialogue with "Who's on first?"-style homophones...Burks...keeps the book's six chapters zipping along in lively full-bleed images and panel sequences. The dogs' odd-couple antics, loads of goofy humor, and an appealing comics/early reader format make for an all-around entertaining read." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Digging for Dinos:"This sequel is far from a dinosnore; here's to joining these two pals on all their future adventures." -- Kirkus"[Haggis and Tank] are back for another exciting, imaginative playtime adventure...The narrative's simply constructed sentences describe events, while the colorful comic panels, lively dialogue in word balloons, and amusing commentary and wordplay further extend the story and add fun detail. Once again, the delightful pooch duo shines in this entertaining, fast-paced, and fun read." -- BooklistPraise for Haggis and Tank #1: All Paws on Deck:"Young...engag[es] her heroes in enticing banter and funny misunderstandings involving puns and homophones. It's especially gratifying to see that the big, tough, strong dog character is a female. Burks' plentiful, full-color art is consistently engaging...Kids dipping a toe into the waters of early chapter books will find themselves challenged by the text while simultaneously enticed by the alluring art. These salty sea dogs put the bite back in buccaneering." -- Kirkus"Two canine pals star in this entertaining, comics-style chapter book series for early readers...The spare, easy-to-read main text describes the events, and the stylized, full-color cartoon illustrations, complete with amusing speech-balloon conversations and asides, expand the story. Tank and Haggis have many homophone-related miscommunications, a concept...which both helps aid reading comprehension and boosts the funny factor...the animated, distinctly drawn characters...will have kids seeking their future adventures." -- Booklist"There's more than a little Abbott and Costello in the goofy, misunderstanding-laden relationship between two dogs in this first book...Young...crams their dialogue with "Who's on first?"-style homophones...Burks...keeps the book's six chapters zipping along in lively full-bleed images and panel sequences. The dogs' odd-couple antics, loads of goofy humor, and an appealing comics/early reader format make for an all-around entertaining read." -- Publishers Weekly

Scholastic Inc., 9780545818889, 80pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2016



About the Author

James Burks spent 15 years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, including The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Wow Wow Wubbzy, and most recently on Fan Boy & Chum Chum. James is the author of the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series for Scholastic, as well as the illustrator for the Branches series Haggis and Tank Unleashed. James lives in Valencia, California.
Jessica Young grew up in Canada, and now lives in Tennessee. As a children's book author and an art teacher, she loves sharing the creative process with students. Her award-winning picture books, early readers, and chapter books include the Fairylight Friends early reader series, the Haggis and Tank Unleashed early chapter book series, My Blue Is Happy, Play This Book and Pet This Book, A Wish Is a Seed, the Finley Flowers chapter book series, Spy Guy the Not-So-Secret Agent, and I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams. You can learn more about her books at jessicayoungbooks.wordpress.com.