The Undersea Adventures of Digby Dolphin

Written by Drue DeMatteis
Illustrated by Sarah Smith

Reviewed by Cynthia M. (age 8)

This story is about a dolphin named Digby. He likes to take adventures with his friend Prickly. Digby lives in Rainbow Reef with Prickly. Digby and Prickly were playing hide and seek. Prickly became scared because a seahorse was breathing very loudly. Digby helped the seahorse and it turns out that Sarah, the seahorse, was the guardian of Iris, the Princess of Rainbow Reef. Then they meet Otis Octopus and he gives them a chain for the magic starfish. Digby gives the chain to the magic starfish.

My favorite part was when Digby helps Sarah go back to Iris. I liked how Digby helped other people get back to their families. And then Sarah gives a kiss to Digby. I like this part because I think that's funny. I also liked Sarah, the seahorse, because she is a queen. As I read the book, I was emotional, because Digby and I are similar in that we both help people with their problems. In the end, I was happy because Digby and his friend's problems were solved.

I recommend this book because I liked it and I also think that people who like dolphins and other sea animals in the water would enjoy it too. I think that people who study dolphins and children would like this book because they can learn more about dolphins and children from the book. I also think people who like adventures or trips would like this book.

Cynthia M. is a member in The Technology and Learning Center @ the Armory's PAL/CSD 6 Summer Camp II (1999-2000)