Tiny and the Big Dig
A little puppy is the hero of Tiny and the Big Dig, a story about not giving up. A bird, a cat, and a big dog tell Tiny that he is too small to dig a really big hole and that he should quit digging. Tiny is sure that he can smell a big bone underground. The other animals congratulate him after he finds a fishbone, wishbone, and a trombone in the hole, but Tiny keeps digging. The boy, Tiny’s owner, says that he believes in Tiny. In the end, Tiny finds a whole Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, so Tiny and the boy were right!
This book made me feel happy because the illustrations are cheerful and the story has a happy ending. The rhymes are fun to read. Tiny is a good role model. This book is not just about believing in yourself but about how it helps to have someone else believe in you, too. Even little guys like me can do great things if we keep trying, when we are “I-don’t-give-up strong.”
Sherri Duskey Rinker • Matt Myers, Illustrator