NZ Writer and Illustrator
Betty Gilderdale, illustrated by Alan Gilderdale
The Little Yellow Digger Treasury
Scholastic 2015 $30.00hb 160pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3373 6
Themes: Collections/ Diggers/ Language
Remember the little yellow digger that got stuck in the mud? Then they got a bigger digger to try to get it out and the bigger digger got stuck too? From that first story created in 1993 by Betty Gilderdale for her three small grandsons more Little Yellow Digger stories grew and have been so much in demand they have been in print ever since Here are all five little yellow digger stories with the original illustrations and the same shape - much heavier though and not so easy to spread comfortably on your knee! - but the words roll around your tongue . Even after 22 years these remain great stories to read aloud and for the children to create their own extensions to the stories as they look at the images.
Preschool/ Age 4 up