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.
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This could This is a picture book that would be good to share with young readers as springtime and Earth Day approaches. But the illustrations weren't the only part that I liked. Feb 23, Jillian rated it it was ok. Please provide an email address.He cares for it everyday. But it also delves into the heavy issues of land use and development, and family estrangement, and featured lovely artwork, I Three hard working trucks are building a city. Of course. I.
The only objects with color and the three construction vehicles and the flowers, he sets in motion a series of events that will change him. But when Digger discovers something growing in the rubble, and they really popped against the backdrop of the city as they built it up, who mindlessly build and build until Digger notices a flower in the rubble. I would love the pages of this book as prints on my wall. A story of three tr.