“Everyone in Builders Town was very busy building things. Everyone, that is, except for Little Blue.”
The Little Blue Digger is a beautifully illustrated construction site story for 2 – 5 year olds. It will particularly appeal to young fans of construction site vehicles who love to watch the different diggers and trucks at work!
Readers will get to know Little Blue (a very little excavator), Big Yellow (a slightly stern backhoe), Strong Green (a gruff bulldozer), Tall Orange (a wobbly crane) and Wide Red (a hard-working dump truck).
Little Blue is not allowed to join in the daily construction work in Builders Town because the other trucks consider him too little to help. However, following a slight mishap at the construction site, Little Blue rushes in and proves that he can work just as well as any of the other vehicles, earning their respect and a permanent place on the construction team.
A fun and entertaining story for children and parents to enjoy together, The Little Blue Digger also carries gentle messages of friendship, inclusion and acceptance of differences. It is perfect for reading aloud at bedtime!
The characters in this book are brought to life by illustrator, Branislav Gapic, who gives each of the vehicles its own charming personality. Branislav starts by drawing and coloring the pictures by hand and then he filters them in Photoshop to achieve a unique, child-friendly style.
Intended for young readers, the pictures are simple and colorful, but they also contain additional fun details that will amuse young children and encourage discussion. See if you can spot the grumpy traffic cone that just had a rock bounce off his head!
About The Author
Harriet Tuppen recently left her corporate role to work from home and spend more time with her three children. Having a little more time on her hands (though not nearly as much as she’d expected!), she thought it would be fun and meaningful to write a book for her littlest one’s 3rd birthday. What does little Oliver like…? Diggers…check! Anything blue…check! And so The Little Blue Digger was conceived.
Harriet really hopes that you enjoy reading The Little Blue Digger with your young reader(s) as much as she enjoys reading it with Oliver and his sisters. She has found creating her first picture book for kids such a rewarding task that she is already planning several more. First in line is another adventure for Little Blue and his friends…!
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