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The Dog That Dug for Dinosaurs

Ready-to-Read Level 3

Illustrated by Simon Sullivan



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About The Book

There once was a little dog named Tray. He lived in England with his owner, Mary Ann Anning. Besides Mary Ann, Tray loved one other thing: He loved to dig for dinosaur bones. Together he and Mary Ann found small bones, big bones, and even entire skeletons! People came from all around the world to see the bones they found.
This is the honestly true story of Tray, the dog that dug for dinosaurs.

About The Author

Shirley Raye Redmond has received numerous awards for both her women’s fiction and children’s books. Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God won the 2021 Christianity Today Book Award in the children and youth category. Shirley Raye has been married for fifty years to her college sweetheart. They live in the scenic mountains of northern New Mexico and have two children and five grandchildren. When not writing, she enjoys birdwatching and even traveled to Iceland to photograph Atlantic puffins up close and personal. Visit her website at or touch base on Facebook.

About The Illustrator

Simon Sullivan is a book designer and artist living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. His dog, Momo, has not yet discovered any dinosaur bones.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (July 1, 2004)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689857089
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® 620L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ M These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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