EXCERPT: They were doing no harm
On Mum’s little farm,
Just digging around in the shade.
With Oscar’s front paws
And Bryn on all fours,
Working hard with his bucket and spade.
ABOUT THIS BOOK: Right there in the backyard, Oscar and Bryn struck something hard. What they discover as they dig deeper will surprise everyone. Join these little adventurers and a whole parade of diggers as they uncover a very big find.
MY THOUGHTS: If you’re a fan of The Little Yellow Digger, you are just going to love A Bigger Digger. My 3 year old grandson certainly did. We have another two of this author’s books, Stuck in the Muck and Pigs Might Fly, both of which he also loves.
Simply and beautifully illustrated, A Bigger Digger has enough detail in the pictures to provide plenty of conversation, but that only adds to, not detracts from, the story of Bryn and Oscar’s find.
Highly recommended both by Luke and myself.
THE AUTHOR: Writing a book is a bit like giving birth, the Havelock children’s author says.
Brett says he often lets ideas foment for a while before writing. While the writing process itself is fairly quick, editing and revising his stories takes a lot longer, he says
Brett and his partner Lorain Day moved to Marlborough from Auckland four-and-a-half years ago, and they were both involved in The Gallery in Havelock.
Being an author was a low-key pursuit, and Brett found he could do everything in Havelock that he could do in Auckland.
DISCLOSURE: This book is owned by my grandson. Thank you Luke for allowing me to borrow A Bigger Digger written by Brett Avison, illustrated by Craig Smith, and published by Imagination Press Ltd, for review. All opinions expressed are those of an excited three year old and his Nana.