Author(s): Tricia Springstubb
With a new baby taking up Mama's time and attention, what will happen when Phoebe needs her? When Mum got a new baby, Phoebe got a new digger. And when Mum is busy with the baby, Phoebe and Digger are busy, too: "Waa!" says the baby. "Rmm!" says Digger. Poop! goes the baby. "Rmm!" says Digger. Finally, Mum says it's time to go to the park, the one with real dirt - and while Mum and the baby sit on the boring bench, Phoebe and Digger happily build and knock down and dig things up. That is, until a big girl comes by, a kid 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 capture a reassuring moment sure to make readers of all ages smile in recognition. A classic picture book. It touches on important topics - bullying, sibling displacement and playing "nicely". Created by two already popular (yet new-to-our-list) superstars, Tricia Springstubb (the Mo Wren books) and Jeff Newman ("The Boys").
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. 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.