The Little Blue Digger and the Christmas Tree – A Festive Construction Site Story for 2-5 Year Olds

Written by Harriet Tuppen
Category: · Children’s Books

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“I’ll get the decorations,” said Tall Orange, full of excitement. “Be careful!” warned Strong Green. “It’s starting to snow.”

But unfortunately, Tall Orange does not heed Strong Green’s advice. In her haste, she slips on the fresh snow and smashes the Christmas decorations. How will the team decorate their Christmas tree now? And, more importantly, how will Tall Orange’s friends react to her clumsiness? In this heartwarming tale, young readers (and their parents!) will be thrilled to see the true Christmas spirit shine through as friendship and forgiveness win the day.

The Little Blue Digger books are a series of beautifully illustrated construction site stories for 2 – 5 year olds. They will particularly appeal to young fans of construction site vehicles who love to watch the different diggers and trucks at work!

Readers will get to know Little Blue (a very little excavator), Big Yellow (a slightly stern backhoe), Strong Green (a gruff bulldozer), Tall Orange (a wobbly crane) and Wide Red (a hard-working dump truck).

Fun and entertaining stories for children and parents to enjoy together, The Little Blue Digger books also carry gentle and important messages of friendship, inclusion and acceptance of differences. They are perfect for reading aloud at bedtime!

Illustrations

The characters in The Little Blue Digger series are brought to life by illustrator, Branislav Gapic, who gives each of the vehicles its own charming personality. Branislav starts by drawing and coloring the pictures by hand and then he filters them in Photoshop to achieve a unique, child-friendly style.

Intended for young readers, the pictures are simple and colorful, but they also contain additional fun details that will amuse young children and encourage discussion. See if you can spot the grumpy traffic cone that just had a rock bounce off his head in The Little Blue Digger or the hydrant who is so cold he can only spurt ice cubes in The Little Blue Digger and the Christmas Tree!

About The Author

Harriet Tuppen recently left her corporate role to work from home and spend more time with her three children. Having a little more time on her hands (though not nearly as much as she’d expected!), she thought it would be fun and meaningful to write a book for her littlest one’s 3rd birthday. What does little Oliver like…? Diggers…check! Anything blue…check! And so The Little Blue Digger series was conceived.

Harriet really hopes that you enjoy reading The Little Blue Digger stories with your young reader(s) as much as she enjoys reading them with Oliver and his sisters. She has found creating her first two picture books for kids such a rewarding task that she is already planning several more…!

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