The Diggers are Coming! by Susan Steggall
  

The Diggers are Coming!

Written by Susan Steggall

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A lively and colourful new paperback edition of this favourite by Susan Steggall, the successful author-illustrator of Life of a Car, On the Road, Rattle and Rap and Busy Boats, who uses her trademark vivid collage illustrations to bring a busy building site to life for young readers. Machine-mad readers will love this dramatic picture book which brings to life all the action and especially the noise of a building site. Susan Steggall’s brilliantly created 3D collage illustrations of wreckers wrecking and walloping; bulldozers shoving, shifting and shaving and diggers with massive metal mouths tearing the ground, all show how a building site is transformed into new homes. It’s a book that appeals to all senses.

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Synopsis

The Diggers are Coming! by Susan Steggall

The diggers are coming! The diggers are coming, with massive metal mouths. Their teeth are tearing at the ground and their tracks trudge round and round and round. Follow all the people and vehicles involved in building a house - from the wreckers coming to clear the ground, through planners, bulldozers, diggers, tippers, mixers, trucks, builders, cranes, rollers and vans, to the people coming to move into the new houses.

Reviews

'Machine-mad readers will love this dramatic picture book which brings to life all the action and especially the noise of a building site... brilliantly created 3D collage illustrations.' LoveReading

'Susan Steggall's super-vivid collage illustrations of bulldozers, trucks and cranes leap from the pages of ... her amazing account of what happens in one year on an urban building site.' The Independent on Sunday - Books of the Year 2012

'bright and colourful' 'wonderfully simple rhyming text' 'perfect for sharing at home or in school Armadillo

'beautifully crafted' The Bookseller Crow, Primary Times

About the Author

Susan Steggall

Having initially trained as a graphic designer, SUSAN STEGGALL became a primary school teacher and taught young children for several years. After having her own two boys, she began work in a school library where she enjoyed finding out about new authors and illustrators and selecting beautiful new books for the shelves. As her boys grew up, she started making all sorts of pictures for them of the cars, trucks and trains they found so fascinating. After lots of experiments, the idea of using torn coloured and textured paper evolved. Susan lives in the New Forest in Hampshire.

Her other titles include The Life of a Car, On the Road, Rattle and Rap, Busy Boats and Red Car, Red Bus.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 8 years

Author

Susan Steggall
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Author's Website

www.susansteggall.co.uk/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013

ISBN

9781847804686

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