Phoebe and Digger

By Tricia Springstubb
Illustrated by Jeff Newman

“Nuanced and humorous, this is a worthy addition to the new-sibling shelf.” — Kirkus Reviews

When Mama got a new baby, Phoebe got a new digger. And when Mama is busy with the baby, Phoebe and Digger are busy, too. Finally, Mama says it’s time to go to the park, the one with real dirt, where Phoebe and Digger happily build and knock down and dig things up. That is, until a big girl comes by, with mean teeth and grabby hands. Phoebe tries everything she can, but what if she never gets Digger back? Comical illustrations and a spot-on story are sure to make readers of all ages smile in recognition.

  • Touches on important topics - bullying, sibling displacement, playing nice, and non-gendered toys.
  • Bright, fun illustrations and an emotionally resonant story will make this a picture book favorite.
  • Perfect for preschoolers and the storytime crowd.

About the author

Tricia Springstubb is the author of What Happened on Fox Street and Two Plus One Make Trouble, as well as several other children's books. A former children's librarian, she lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA.

About the illustrator

Jeff Newman is an award-winning artist and author of children's books, with many years of experience in the fields of illustration, animation and graphic design. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

ISBN: 9780763688943
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Dimensions: 235 x 274mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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