When Sam's new dog learns to dig holes, he can't stop. He digs up gardens, road and buildings, and finally digs himself into a hole he can't get out of. The adventures of THE DIGGING-EST DOG are of certain appeal to the Beginner age-group. 'I can read it all by myself' is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride and pleasure in their early reading. Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme and bright pictures that can be 'read' even by the non-reading child. Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence and make them want to go on reading.