Last month’s Book Buddies book from the lovely people at Parragon Books was from author Margaret Wise Brown, who many of you may recognise as the creator of the wonderful bedtime story Goodnight Moon.

The book was rather a different story on a subject very close to Mushroom’s heart:

The Diggers


Margaret’s words are brought to life by French illustrator Antoine Corbineau, whose vibrant illustrations show the various textures and colours revealed by the energetic diggers as they deeper and deeper into the earth.

I personally love the rhythm of this book and really enjoyed reading it. Here’s a sample of one of my favourite rhymes:

The Diggers

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Mushroom, though, despite being very excited when the book arrived and he realised it was all about diggers, was less interested in the words as this one was all about the illustrations for him. At one point he even shushed me and took the book from me to stop me from reading it! However, I have since seen him pick it up to look at himself even though he tends to turn it down when we read together. Perhaps there is just too much going on for him with this one to cope with the pictures and the words at once but that’s ok, sometimes it’s nice just to look at the pictures… and there is plenty to see.

Disclosure: Mushroom and I are Parragon Book Buddies and receive a new book to read and review each month. All views are our own. Read my full PR and disclosure policy here.