Digger Man (Hardcover)

By Andrea Zimmerman, David Clemesha, Andrea Zimmerman (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805066289, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003



A picture book for the very young that celebrates a child's excitement for construction vehicles

"Honk the horn
Flash the lights
Scoop the rocks
Push the mud "

A little boy imagines driving a great big digger-scooping and pushing mud to make a playground for his baby brother.

Children are fascinated with bulldozers, backhoes, payloaders-diggers of all shapes and sizes. In this playful picture book, simple alliterative language and bold, colorful images capture a child's love of building and creating.

About the Author

Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha are married and have created several children's books together, including Fire Engine Man and Trashy Town, an ALA Notable Book. Zimmerman was born in Ohio and grew up in New York, Utah and California. When she was young, she loved exploring nature, reading comic books, and riding her horse. She studied fine arts for children in college, then later went back to school at UCLA and became a dentist. Clemesha grew up in England and moved to the United States when he was 16. He always loved playing tennis, drawing and reading. He studied English in college and became an elementary school teacher. Zimmerman and Clemesha live in San Diego, California, with their three sons.

Praise For Digger Man

A Book Sense "Children's 76 Winter 2003 - 2004" title

"The joyful acrylic illustrations and the sparse, confident text will delight other digger-wannabes." --Booklist

"Truck and machinery fans will dig this." --Kirkus Reviews

"The book's most distinctive note, however, lies in having the narrator employ his construction dream world as a means of connecting with his sibling, rather than escaping from him." --Publishers Weekly

"Another lively, sure-to-please winner." --School Library Journal