Published by The Blue Sky Press
Summary: Roy loves dirt: digging in it, lying in it, rolling around in it. He likes to bury things in dirt. He eats it, sniffs it, and listens to it. Mud is even better than dirt; it’s like “dirt gravy”. When Roy doesn’t have access to dirt, he digs rugs, blankets, and newspapers. One thing Roy does not love is baths. At night, after his torturous bath, he sleeps, dreaming about digging. In the morning, he returns to his same old dirt, but for Roy, it’s like brand-new dirt every day. 40 pages; ages 2-7.
Pros: A David Shannon book about a goofy dog who loves dirt? I probably don’t need to say anything else here, this will undoubtedly be a hilarious favorite with anyone under the age of 8 who comes in contact with it.
Cons: I love this one-star review on Amazon: “This book has no message or meaning. It is absolutely pointless.” Um, yeah. It’s a book by David Shannon with a silly-looking dog on the cover. Kids (and adults) don’t always need a message.