Book Review: Dig It, Digby! by Jodie Parachini

Although Digby enjoys building cities with his fellow trucks, he also loves to twirl and groove. Being true to both aspects of his personality will really shake things up at the construction site. The foreman may be gruff and scary, but dancing trucks can really get the job done!

DIG IT, DIGBY! targets all fans of truck/construction books, yet also pushes the boundaries of the typical ‘boy’ book genre. By incorporating dance, it challenges gender roles using nonhuman characters that all children can relate to. Told in joyous rhyme, DIG IT, DIGBY! is 360 words and has the lyricism of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and the stereotype-breaking ethos of Giraffes Can’t Dance.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09TMZD84D

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09TMZD84D

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.


I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Digby is part of a construction crew, and he digs holes all the time. Although he likes his work, one day he decides he needs to have some fun and starts dancing. Then everyone joins in the fun, even the boss!

The illustrations are bright and colorful, and the text rhymes and is fun. Children will enjoy Dig It, Digby! This would be a good book to read to young children because the illustrations will keep their attention. 

About the Author

Jodie Parachini is a children’s author and editor. She lives in a village in Hertfordshire, England, where she loves swimming, gardening, and taking long, rambling hikes with a smelly dog. She can be found at www.JodieParachini.com

Social Media Links –

WWW.JODIEPARACHINI.COM

TWITTER: @JODIEPARACHINI https://twitter.com/JodieParachini

INSTA: @JODIEPARACHINI  https://www.instagram.com/jodieparachini/

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