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  • Board book £6.99
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    • ISBN:9781841214184
    • Publication date:25 Apr 2002
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Dig Dig Digging

By Margaret Mayo
Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

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  • £6.99

All the favourite machines are here in this bright, bold, rhyming picture book perfectly pitched for busy pre-schoolers.

All the favourites are here in this bright, bold picture book for machine-mad little ones - from diggers and tractors, to cranes, bulldozers and more!

With fun, rhyming text and vibrant artwork, this is perfect for sharing and reading aloud. Children will love spotting all the details on each page and joining in with all the different sounds; as tractors 'squelch' through the mud and dumper trucks go 'crash!'.

Part of the best-selling Awesome Engines range.

Biographical Notes

Margaret Mayo is an acclaimed storyteller and author of several bestselling children's titles. A former teacher, she uses her wide-ranging experience with children in her writing. She lives in Brighton.
Alex Ayliffe is a well-known children's book illustrator, whose distinctive papercut illustrations have great child appeal. Her board book Boo Barney won the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award.

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  • ISBN: 9781841210803
  • Publication date: 25 Apr 2002
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
[Has] everything to gladden the heart of a motor mad child. Great stuff. — The Guardian
All kinds of large and noisy machines feature in this bright book, with a bouncily rhythmic text which young mechanics will love -- and soon learn off by heart! — Scottish Book Trust
There is an enormous amount to look at and discuss — Carousel
This book goes everywhere with us — Angels & Urchins
Vibrant images and equalling rich and evocative onomatopoeic language, delivered in a bouncy rhythm. — Junior
Splendid rhymical text...great stuff — Guardian
Vibrant images, and equally rich and evocative onomatopoeic language delivered in a bouncy rhythm — Junior
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