Monday, December 7, 2009
The Lonely Digger, written and illustrated by Margaret Merry
Posted by Laura at Library of Clean Reads on December 07, 2009 in Children's Book Review Diggers Margaret Merry | Comments : 1
Strategic Book Publishing
Published April 2009
Paperback, 68 pages
This is the charming story of a digger named Lola that is abandoned in a quarry because it is no longer functional to its owner and now considered a “useless heap of rusty metal”. However, as the seasons change, Lola becomes a resting and hiding place to several different animals at different times. But none of them stay for too long, and Lola continues to be lonely and to long for a friend, until she meets the boy who will change everything.
Through Lola, author Margaret Merry has brought to life a character that ultimately is rewarded for her kindness and her help to others in times of need. This is a meaningful message for children. As is her trademark, the author introduces a cast of interesting animals and their young with beautiful watercolour illustrations. My children aged eight and five enjoyed the premise of this lovely story. I had to read it in two sittings, though, because it was too long (68 pages) to read in one sitting.
If you know of a boy or girl who loves diggers and animals, this book is sure to please.
Disclosure: Thanks to Strategic Book Group for sending this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.
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This sounds like a great book for young and old alike.ReplyDelete
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