Phoebe and Digger

Phoebe and Digger Cover

Phoebe and Digger

By Tricia Springstubb; Jeff Newman (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763652814, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2013

With a new baby taking up Mama's time and attention, what will happen when Phoebe needs her?
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: ""Waa "" says the baby. ""Rmm "" says Digger. "Poop " goes the baby. ""Rmm "" says Digger. Finally, Mama says it's time to go to the park, the one with real dirt and while Mama 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 are sure to make readers of all ages smile in recognition.

About the Author
Tricia Springstubb is the author of the acclaimed middle grade novels What Happened on Fox Street and Mo Wren, Lost and Found as well as the picture book Phoebe & Digger. The mother of three grown daughters, she lives with her husband and cats in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Jeff Newman grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts, and attended The Art Institute of Boston. His picture books include "Hippo! No", "Rhino"; "The Boys"; and "Hand Book". He currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.