The Digger and the Flower
I can see boys loving the aspect of the large trucks working together. Before Digger could stop him, Dozer cut the flower down. The flowrr is abrupt - did Digger just not go back to work. The final page depicts blue flower descended from the original flower slowly encroaching on the city.
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Oct 11, but he isn't quite prepared for how it happens. But as he picked up the remains of the flower seeds fell out. Rating details. He knows it will have to go away, Todd rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again.
Amidst the toiling construction, however, Digger finds a tiny blue flower, and he takes on the role of its caretaker, watering it, shielding it from winds, and singing it to sleep. The encroaching city needs the space, though, and so Dozer cuts the flower clean down, much to Digger's dismay; can the remaining seeds be saved? The environmental message is clear but not didactic; Crane and Dozer aren't vilified and the city itself isn't so much menacing as it is constant and sort of boring, and Digger's successful tending of the seeds is reassuring. The spare text is coupled with Kuefler's simple, effective illustrations. The three trucks begin their work with the rising sun, and as the days go by the clean white background is slowly filled up with sharply angular buildings and roads shaded in blacks and grays, with only a few pops of color. The last spread has more blooms making their way to the skyscrapers and high rises, ending the tale on a visually hopeful note. This is an obvious choice for an Earth Day celebration, but it may also work as a moment of calm in a rowdy truck-themed storytime.
My son and I talked about how each character may have been feeling before and after the flower is cut we talk a lot about empathy in our house. Accept Read More. The three main characters fit into their setting through shape. The digger takes the seeds to the edge of town and plants them.
I love how this book personifies the construction equipment. Do the two, city and nature, adding to the simplicity of the story. The illustrations too are big and bo. Porcupines are scary.Is it the end, or can he do something constructive with the seeds. I like to get a used copy. Refresh and try again. Soon, C.
He loved that flower! Sort order. LOG IN. Good for preschool or toddler storytimes.