The digger and the flower book
Books - The Digger and the Flower - TD Summer Reading ClubAmidst 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.
The Digger & The Flower - A Wonderful Story about our Loving our Environment
The Digger and the Flower