Building God’s kingdomone step at a time
It’s time to get to work! The trucks have gotten their assignment and are ready to build! But they come across a surprisea tiny squirrel named Earl who has lost his way. How will they do their jobs andhelp Earl find is way home? Dozer, Diggit, Stretch, and Tipper must use their special traits and work together to help Earl and to bring glory to God.
There are few faith-based books aimed at boys. This new inspirational brand for little boys resonates with the hot construction trend such as Where Do Diggers Sleep At Night? and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Construction and trucks remain an evergreen interest with boys, making these books strong standalone titles.
Parents will love this fun story that helps kids learn about the being kind and helping others in a bright and active way.
Andy Holmes is a bestselling author for kids with more than 500,000 books sold.
Trim Size: 7.75 x 7.75
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Andy Holmes is a creator, performer, writer, and songwriter. He is a frequent conference speaker, teacher, and workshop leader at events all over the country. Andy has appeared on The 700 Club and numerous other talk/interview radio and television programs. He is the author of the Tommy Nelson children’s books Growing with Jesus and the Bible for Me series.
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Diggit Saves the Day
By Andy Holmes
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2014 Andy Holmes
All rights reserved.
"Everyone ready?" Dozer asked.
"Wait!" Diggit said. "Tools? Check. Directions? Check. Gas? Check."
"You've checked your list twice," Stretch said.
"Good planning makes for good working," Diggit said, looking up. "Okay ... ready!"
"Good!" Dozer said. "Let's get building!"
If we work quickly," Diggit said, "we'll get everything done."
"Great!" they agreed.
Dozer pushed a wall of dirt and limbs into a big pile.
Diggit scooped up a clawful and emptied it into Tipper's bed.
Diggit raised his claw high, ready to dig in for another bucket of dirt ... then froze.
There, right below him, as teeny as tiny, was a sleeping baby squirrel.
"What are you looking at, Diggit?" Tipper said.
"What's the holdup?" Dozer asked.
Diggit shushed them and whispered, "He is."
They all looked down at the tiny squirrel.
"The poor thing," Stretch whispered.
"He's so little," Tipper said.
Just then, the teensy squirrel half opened his eyes and sleepily walked over to Dozer's shovel and used it to scratch his back.
Dozer rumbled a big laugh. "Comfy?"
The squirrel spun around and said to Dozer's shovel, "I-I've never heard a wall talk before!"
They all laughed.
"A wall? There's more to me than that," Dozer said. "I'm Dozer."
"I-I'm Earl. Earl the squirrel," he said, peering up at the big machines.
"Are you lost?" Stretch asked.
Earl looked around ... then sighed. "Very."
"We'll help you," said Stretch.
"We would help you," Diggit interrupted, "if we weren't so busy." And then he dug down for another clawful of limbs. "Careful, little buddy," Diggit said. "We're working here."
"Diggit!" Tipper said, mustering up the courage to speak. "That was not kind!"
"Not kind at all," Stretch said.
"But our list, our plan ...," Diggit said.
"We have so much work to do."
"What about God's plan?" Dozer asked.
Diggit realized how unkind he had been.
"Earl!" he shouted, rumbling over to where the little squirrel was sitting. "I'm sorry. I was not kind. You are more important than any list, and God tells us to be kind and help others," he said. "Will you forgive me?"
Earl smiled and hopped over to hug Diggit. "Of course."
Diggit lowered his claw. "Climb aboard," he said. "And hold on tight!" Diggit slowly lifted Earl as high as his arm could reach. "Can you see your house?"
Earl looked in every direction, searching for the tree that looked like home. He jumped a little and pointed. "It's that way!" he shouted.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What little boy doesn't love construction equipment? This new series from Andy Holmes and Tommy Nelson is specifically designed to appeal to little boys. The featured friends are Dozer, Diggit, Stretch and Tipper. They use the different scenarios in their jobs to teach valuable life lessons to little boys. The lessons are simple to understand, yet important for growing little boys. It is always better to be kind and you should certainly not tell a lie. Each of these concepts is taught in a manner that encourages the behavior rather than scolds the action. If you have little boys in your tribe this is the perfect addition to their reading library. I look forward to the coming additions to this clever new series. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.