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Diggin’ Dirt: Science Adventures with Kitanai the Origami Dog

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by Thomas Kingsley Troupe (Author), Jamey Christoph (Illustrator), Paul McDaniel (Consultant Editor), Lindgren & Smith Inc (Contributor), Terry Flaherty (Contributor)

An Origami Science Adventure series book!

Capstone Publishers bring together a series of Non Fiction picture books where “Art and Science collide in exciting science adventures”. Each book in the series features a fold origami character that journeys through a scientific exploration.

In “Diggin’ Dirt”, Kitanai is a fold origami pup. His “master” sets him out into the garden where the newly formed Kitanai finds himself surrounded by dirt! At first his papery feet feel filthy. Kitanai has no idea what dirt is. Along comes help in the form of a little earthworm called Roger. Roger shares with Kitanai all the important facets of dirt.

Diggin Dirt Kitanai Roger

This 24 page book is filled with interesting facts. Kids will learn about the many layers of the soil and the ones below. In friendly tones and simple to understand language, Roger explains what makes “soil” special, and where the “nutrient” in the soil come from.

Roger further explains how he himself is such a crucial part of the healthy soil. He explains how earthworms like him help break down the dirt and help the rainwater and air go deep into the soil when the earthworms dig tunnels.

“Diggin’ Dirt” has clever illustrations, a mix media of realistic nature photographs and digital illustration. This book is sure to capture the attention of the youngest in the household.  Our favorite part was at the end of the book, where we found simple instructions to make our very own, cute little origami dog!  Smile

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books

 

 

 


8 comments

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  1. stanleyandkatrina

    ADORABLE!!!! Oh my goodness… I was so hoping that in the book is instructions to make your own Roger. Your posts are the best!
    ~Cool Mom for
    The Stanley & Katrina Gang

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    • reshamad

      The instructions are absolutely simple S&K! have fun!
      -Reshama

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  2. Nina

    Oh I love this concept Reshama! I remember doing origami when I was little, and this is the first time I’ve seen the concept applied to children’s books. Awesome. I’ve added it to my Amazon list

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    • reshamad

      I liked the idea of combining art and science too
      -Reshama

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  3. I love the artwork in this. So adorable!

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    • reshamad

      Thanks for stopping by Rosemond!
      -Reshama

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  4. ccarpinello

    What a neat idea for this book. I like combining art with science. Hopefully the origami instructions are included. Thanks for sharing and hosting Reshama!

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    • reshamad

      me too and yes they are Cheryl. We tried it out as well
      -Reshama

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