Thursday, August 1, 2013
Phoebe and Digger
Author: Tricia Springstubb
Illustrator: Jeff Newman
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Year: 2013
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: featured in CCYAL Best of the Best 2013
Summary: When Mama got a new baby, Phoebe got a new digger. At the park, Mama & the baby sit on a bench while Phoebe & Digger play in the dirt. A big mean girl comes and steals Digger even though Phoebe uses her words to ask for Digger back. Phoebe begins to feel a cry coming but Mama makes the mean girl give Digger back and Phoebe realizes Mama is still there for her too.
Classroom Ideas: A wonderful addition of a strong female character who wears red & green and plays with a digger. There is the idea of problem solving and the reassurance that mothers have enough love for all their children.