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The Flower Man

by Mark Ludy

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This beautiful, wordless story told visually from beginning to end features a small, meek man who transforms a small town through simple moral principles. The characters' stories are woven together to create a tale that spans borders and nationalities and will refresh the human spirit with principles of compassion, honesty, integrity, and generosity. Children will also delight in searching for Squeakers the mouse, hidden somewhere on every page.… (more)
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I used to dislike crowded pictures because it made me feel overwhelmed as a reader and didn't know where to start to comprehend. But this busy pictures brought me a new fresh feeling! At the very beginning, the author designed most of the pages to be gray and general gloominess, and then contrasted with the gloominess is a colorful old man and the halo around him. As the story progresses, the old man brought the color back to the city, as well as the happiness, love and hope. This is just one story line among 60 story lines in this book as the author mentioned. ( )
  AprilX | Jan 23, 2019 |
First of all, I LOVE books that have busy, busy pictures. Thinkk Richard Scarry's books. But this one is even more wonderful because it tells the story using only illustrations.

A man moves into a neighborhood that is full of dark, depressed people. He makes a difference by handing out flowers and spreading color, love, and life one person at a time.

This book made me a little bit teary-eyed. I love that something can do that without using words. ( )
  lilrongal | Nov 20, 2017 |
From the very start of this book, the reader sees a profuse amount of “gray” and general gloominess in the area and how it contrasts to one colorful old man. As he walks through the town, the reader can see different characters looking angry, fighting, and looking upset. Then as he buys a small house up for grabs in this depressing place, his very presence is what brings the “color” back into the townspeople and smiles to everyone’s faces! The moral of this story showcases how a single person can make such a tremendous difference in other people’s lives and how true happiness cannot be obtained by anything tangible or materialistic. ( )
  JadaHalsey | Feb 16, 2017 |
An old man briefly moves into a depressing, dark neighborhood where no one seems to be happy and slowly transforms it into colorful, smiling, and friendly by his presence. Only young eyes will have the power to pore over the pictures to suss out the individual vignettes happening in the windows and on the street. I used a magnifying glass and wore my eyes out. Arghhh, it sucks to be old! ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
A wordless book telling the story of an old man who is walking through a dark, boring, colorless town, but he, on the other hand, is filled with vibrant colors and a cheerful spirit. He spreads this cheer when he gives a little girl a flower, This spirit spreads rapidly through the town as the man leaves his mark and moves on to spread cheer across the next town. This book is much like the idea of paying it forward. If you're positive, and if you do something nice for someone, that sincere, kind spirit will spread more rapidly than you can ever imagine, and your one small gesture can make a world of difference, even if it's just to one person. What a great message!
  ErinnnPratt | Jun 9, 2014 |
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This beautiful, wordless story told visually from beginning to end features a small, meek man who transforms a small town through simple moral principles. The characters' stories are woven together to create a tale that spans borders and nationalities and will refresh the human spirit with principles of compassion, honesty, integrity, and generosity. Children will also delight in searching for Squeakers the mouse, hidden somewhere on every page.

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