The Adventures of Digbee was inspired by the area in which the author lives. Parrsboro, NS is located along the shores of New Minas Basin (part of the Bay of Fundy). The Fundy Geological Museum is located in Parrsboro and houses geological history of the area as well as Canada's oldest Dinosaur - the coelophysis (see-low-fie-sis). Sheri thought that a story about a dinosaur that actually lived in Nova Scotia millions of years ago, would be a great one to tell. She also decided that Digbee (named after the community of Digby) needed to have yellow rubber boots and a Canadian touque.
This book has received the following awards:
The Canada Book Award;
The Mom's Choice Silver Award;
Reader's Choice Award;
Gold Medal at The New Book Awards 2016