Dougal the Digger by Benedict Blathwayt


Dougal the Digger by Benedict Blathwayt

Oh no! There's trouble amongst the rubble when, Patch, the foreman's dog goes missing! But luckily, Dougal is there to save the day ...Readers will love lifting the flaps to help find Patch but there's only one digger brave enough for the job, and that's Dougal! With bold and bright illustrations and a hidden bunny for little ones to spot on every page, this is guaranteed to be a much-loved story that will be read again and again.


Detailed, clear illustrations make this warmly inviting introduction to reading a sure-fire winner The Bookseller The latest offering from the author of The Little Red Train is beautifully illustrated with plenty of detail and is sure to be enjoyed again and again Sunday Express As always his illustrations are fantastically detailed, and repay repeated attention Carousel

About the Author

Benedict Blathwayt

Benedict Blathwayt started as a painter working from his own studio at the age of seventeen, and held a number of successful exhibitions. Since then he has worked in the Hebrides as a dairyman (which accounts for his wonderful character, Bramble the cow and for the Scottish scenery in Little House by the Sea) and in Wales as a wildlife artist for Nature Conservancy. Now living on Exmoor, he has published over thirty children's books, the very successful Bramble books selling over a million copies in Sainsburys in the l990s. He was short-listed for the Smarties Book Award, (middle category) with Tangle and the Firesticks. He builds his picture book stories round farm animal heroes, Kip the sheep dog, Tig and Tag, the sheep, Bella the goose, Pebble the pony. He has also created board books featuring a tractor, a rally car, an aeroplane, a big truck and a ferry. More recently Hutchinson have published Ben`s Big Book of Cars which is proving immensely popular. Ben is planning more in this series.

Married to an artist, Ben Blathwayt lives in Somerset on the edge of Exmoor and has two sons.

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24 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5 To 5


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Publication date

13th December 2008



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