Author(s): Gavin Bishop
A delightful children's story about a digger; full of vehicles and noises and activity, with a heartwarming ending. Bruiser and the big snow features the big noisy digger Bruiser dealing with a major snow fall in a city. He works hard, clearing roads and paths and motorways, making the town safe for all. When he settles down to rest at the end, he hears a tiny sound and discovers a trike buried under the snow. All is well when he rescues the trike.
Finalist in the LIANZ Russell Clark Illustration Award.
Gavin Bishop is a highly acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. He won the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2008, as well as numerous fellowships and national book awards. His book Weaving Earth and Sky won the non-fiction section and the Book of the Year Award of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2003; Taming the Sun was shortlisted for the same awards in 2005, Riding the Waves in 2007; Rats! in 2008; Piano Rock in 2009; and Cowshed Christmas in 2010. He has won the LIANZA Russell Clark Medal for Illustration three times, most recently in 2008 for Rats! The Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Picture Book Illustration was established in 2009. In 2013 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and President of Honour of the NZ Society of Authors.