The Digger and the Flower

The Digger and the Flower

Book - 2018
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When Digger discovers a flower growing in the center of the town being built, his entire perspective changes.
Publisher: New York : Balzer and Bray, 2018
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062424334
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm


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VaughanPLDianeB Mar 07, 2018

A tender story with simple text and drawings -- a digging machine nurtures a flower to grow despite the urban sprawl happening around it. When unable to save it, the machine thinks of a clever and peaceful alternative -- plant its seeds elsewhere. A lovely tale with several themes, including the power of small acts of kindness and the value in taking care of nature.

AL_KATI Feb 23, 2018

I loved how much big Digger cared for something as small as a flower. Beauty is everywhere.

Feb 14, 2018

This is a sweet story, but I'm not so sure about the message. When there's no more space to build in the town, Digger takes the three remaining flower seeds and goes far out into the countryside to plant and nurture them. Very nice. But I wish that the message had been that space can be found for grass/trees/flowers, even within a city.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 12, 2018

Even small things can lead to big changes, this book is a gentle depiction of that concept.

rosypinkposy Feb 04, 2018

Some big construction trucks spend their days building in the city, until the digger discovers the importance of one little flower. This book may inspire your children to think about small things they can do to care for Nature.

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