The Digger and the Flower

The Digger and the Flower

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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Each day, the big trucks go to work. They scoop and hoist and push. But when Digger discovers something growing in the rubble, he sets in motion a series of events that will change him, and the city, forever.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Balzer + Bray,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062424334
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations


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Chapel_Hill_SharonD May 10, 2019

This thoughtful story about the relationship between progress and respect for nature is told through simple yet expressive artwork. It put me in mind of Virginia Burton's "The Little House," and I can't give a better recommendation than that.

Oct 22, 2018

I love this book due to the simple illustrations and meaningful message about kindness. While there is a wonderful story line, there is also plenty of room to have a discussion with your child. This book has been one of my top baby shower/ preschool party gifts in 2018.

Jun 20, 2018

Really nice book with very pleasing illustrations. You can have a conversation with your little one with this!

ArapahoeLaurieAnne Apr 30, 2018

What does the digger truck find? Can he save it from being gone forever?

ArapahoeSteffen Apr 28, 2018

This was an amazing read with very appealing illustrations. Digger, Crane and Dozer really pop against the predominantly black and white cityscapes. Then the ending will make your heart warm. I love a Things That Go book with a plot and this one has a neat message.

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.

ArapahoeKati 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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