The Digger And The Flower, Book by JOSEPH Kuefler (Hardcover) | fccmansfield.orgAmidst 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.
The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler
Soon an entire city is built up around Digger and the flower. He takes the seeds and goes far, Big trucks are built for building. The black and white photography is About Joseph Kuefler.
Yet, sprinkled with the rare glimpses of color for the settings, he finds a way to allow his love of the earth and care for the flower to flourish. This one was more of an emotional roller coaster than I was initially expecting. While the other construction equipment works hard to create buildings and other components of the city skyline, Digger comes upon a flower. Kuelfer uses a utilitarian dot and hatch system.
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One day Digger finds a flower at their work site and becomes fascinated with it. Their food is plain. Then he sees the seeds left from the flower. Grumpy Goat!
Your request to send this item has been completed. Soon, and making flowers of their own, forever. But when Digger discovers something growing in the ru. Remember me on this computer.
Porcupines are scary. But one day Digger notices something. An excellent choice that blends ecology and construction Note: Citations are based on reference standards.
Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. When Digger discovers a little flower growing in the last empty lot in the fower, he works very hard to take care of it. They work hard all day long? He plants the seeds there and takes care of them everyday!Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, KC rated it really liked it Shelves: nature. Feb 15, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves, looking after them the same way he did with th. Digger takes these far from the city and plants them. He takes the seeds and goes far.