Phoebe and Digger by Tricia Springstubb

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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 Tricia Springstubb

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Tricia Springstubb is the author of What Happened on Fox Street and Two Plus One Make Trouble, as well as several other children’s books. A former children’s librarian, she lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.Jeff Newman grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts, and attended the Art Institute of Boston. He currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Published March 26, 2013 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Phoebe overcomes new-sibling qualms and fear of a playground bully in this emotive and playful story.

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A new toy steam shovel becomes Phoebe’s ally in her displacement anxiety. When her baby sibling cries “Waa!” Phoebe and Digger respond with an equally robust “RMM!” (as well as some minor domestic dam

Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Phoebe and Digger

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