The Diggers Are Coming

Author(s): Susan Steggall

3-5 yrs Picture Books (Paperback)

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. A lively and colourful new book 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.


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'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 'The perfect book for young children who are enthusiastic about vehicles.' EYE

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 for Frances Lincoln are The Life of a Car (9781845076351), On the Road (9781845074913), Rattle and Rap (9781847801272), Busy Boats (9781847800749) and Red Car, Red Bus (9781847801845).

General Fields

  • : 9781847804686
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • : August 2013
  • : 276mm X 240mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Steggall
  • : Paperback
  • : PB Reissue
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : chiefly Illustrations (colour)