"Scratch, Whack, Scratch", is Sigi's Florida initiation. Cracked eggs, slimy frogs and yucky worms await his investigation. Missing friends and hidden brushes, babies to tend and Mama's fusses all add to the drama. This is the first book in the "Sigi" series of children's picture books about a dog living in Florida. Using rhyme and repetition, Sigi relates his adventures. Color, shape and number recognition figure prominently throughout. Items are hidden in the book to encourage the development of observational skills.