We have just had the most fun this morning. It was a grey and very un-summery sort of day but I decided to get the double buggy out in a...

Diggersaurs + Giveaway

Saturday, July 01, 2017 BookBairn Blog 18 Comments



We have just had the most fun this morning. It was a grey and very un-summery sort of day but I decided to get the double buggy out in an effort to get The Wee Page Turner to nap for more than twenty minutes! First we headed to the swings (obviously) but then I had a little trick up my sleeve.

There is an abandoned yellow digger on a local woodland walk near our house. Toddler jackpot right? And being the book-loving mummy that I am I took a very appropriate book along with us.

'Diggersaurs' combines the fascinations of most children under 5: diggers and dinosaurs! Firstly I want to talk about the illustrations in this book because they are just ingenious. Brilliantly blending dinosaur species with construction vehicles, Michael Whaite has created characters that are irresistible. Did you ever notice that crane with their long necks resemble the diplodocus? Or that the jaws on an excavator look like T-Rex's sharp teeth? Each character is such a clever mix of dino and digger and is illustrated in bright and bold colours, making them perfect for discussing colours. When I asked BookBairn which was her favourite she said "I like the yellow and orange best. [The Wee Page Turner] likes green. Mummy what's your best colour?" What a great discussion starter! Each diggersaur is also labelled with a number consecutively from one to twelve. So it's also great for talking about numbers too. One of the other delightful things about the diggersaurs is that they aren't gender specific so they can be both boys and girls which is great because we all know little girls like dinosaurs (and diggers) as much as little boys do!



The background illustrations are equally as fascinating. Each page has two tiny builders - a boy and a girl - who get up to little adventures of their own. It's so clever that the diggersaur is undoubtedly the star of the show but the background details are still worthy of attention. 

The text is written in rhyming couplets over two pages and is full of bounce and rhythm. It is a brilliant story to read aloud! Both Daddy and I love reading it and I think even the digger enjoyed hearing the story too.

This is truly a wonderful book! And perfect for toddlers who love diggers, dinos and a good story (which in my experience is pretty much all children under the age of five!).


*UPDATE* This competition is now closed and the winner has been notified!
***We have a been sent an extra copy of this brilliant book to giveaway. If you would like to win a paperback edition of Diggersaurs, please comment below. (Additional entries will be available so keep an eye out by following us on TwitterInstagram and on Facebook.) UK residents only please. Competition closes 8.7.17.***

Love Mummy and BookBairn x

*DISCLAIMER* I was given our book for free for review purposes, however, all words and opinions are my own.




18 comments:

  1. Vicki Kinninmonth1 July 2017 at 17:16

    Would love to win a copy.

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  2. Sounds prefect for Olivia and I'm sure her wee Bro Struan would love it too! X

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  3. My little book worm would love this!
    @pink_lady123

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  4. Great luck finding the abandoned digger and swings! What a good mix of ideas in this picture book - fab for presents for little ones

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    1. Perfect for gifting to any toddler!

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  5. BookBairn just loves diggers. "Digadigadigadig". I've visited the old abandoned digger with her and I know she will love this book but please don't enter me for the draw. Like the abandoned digger, I'm too old..

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    1. I think we will be visiting the digger time and time again. I reckon the Wee Page Turner will be fascinated by it too!

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  6. Oooo my nephew would love this book! Fab giveaway #readwithme

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    1. Good luck! I'm sure your nephew would love it.

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  7. Looks great! Would love to win

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  8. Would love to win a copy. It looks like a fun book

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  9. My boys would love this book! Also, how amazing to have an actual digger just sitting in a local park!? #readwithme

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    1. Our local college (across the road) is an agricultural and hospitality focussed college so there are often cool vehicles around it. They also let children use the grounds and have a woodland walk, sensory garden and other 'practice' areas where students are developing outdoor areas. It's great for us!

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