The Little Yellow Digger Book
When digging out a drain, the little yellow digger gets stuck in the mud. So they bring in a bigger digger...
When first published in 1993, The Little Yellow Digger was a finalist as picture book of the year. And, due to its popularity, ten years later it was awarded the Gaelyn Gordon Award for much-loved book which puts it in the 'classic' category for children's literature.
Betty Gilderdale is known for her biographies and adult publishing, but she is even better known for her invention of this popular piece of machinery. A well-respected artist, Alan Gilderdale's only experience with picture book illustration is with this series, which is one of the most popular series we have.