The Diggers are Coming!, Hardback Book

The Diggers are Coming! Hardback

2.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The diggers are coming! The diggers are coming, with massive metal mouths. Their teeth are tearing at the ground and their tracks trudge round and round and round. Follow all the people and vehicles involved in building a house - from the wreckers coming to clear the ground, through planners, bulldozers, diggers, tippers, mixers, trucks, builders, cranes, rollers and vans, to the people coming to move into the new houses.

A lively and colourful new book by Susan Steggall, the successful author-illustrator of Life of a Car, On the Road, Rattle and Rap and Busy Boats, who uses her trademark vivid collage illustrations to bring a busy building site to life for young readers.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9781847802880

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In this book the author takes the reader on the journey of an old building being demolished and then reconstructed into a new housing community. This central message if all about the different machines that it takes to build a community! The repetitive words and phrases make this a great book to read and gain enthusiasm or to have the students read individually for beginning readers. The illustrations are nice and colorful, as well as, realistic and detailed. Overall, this book was a great read that absolutely can keep a range of children interested.

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This book is quite difficult to read in my opinion. The text was difficult to follow. There wasn't enough contrast between the font colors and background pictures. I liked how the fonts moved with the machines, but it was difficult to see the order of text and the actual words. The other thing I disliked was the main idea, it wasn't very clear. I think it was just telling of the different jobs that construction workers do.

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