Book Review: Digby & Claude

A recent publication out of the National Library of Australia Digby & Claude is written and illustrated by Emma Allen and Hannah Sommerville as a picture book. It touches on a common theme of constant change within the urban environment. Digby and Claude feel connected to their neighbourhood and community. This is a story about friendship, about imagination and connection to place, but it is also about change. As the Main Street in their town undergoes development, change is also reflected in their own adventures to build a secret hiding place. “Claude agreed that the best places of all are where you belong”.  Though set in the past, this story remains relevant today. This book can connect readers young and old to the place where they live and what it means to “belong”.

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