Tobias, the Quig and the Rumplenut Tree

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Standing alone in a yard, a rumplenut tree sadly ponders its solitude, wishing for a bird to carry its rumplenuts beyond its shade so that new rumplenut seedlings can grow. And just over yonder roosts a splendiferous quig with gleaming feathers, all alone in a house, confined by a cage. It is up to the hero of this tale, a lad named Tobias, to embark on a very important mission - to bring the quig and the rumplenut tree together so that they each can live long into the future. ...
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2000 Hard cover First edition. Illustrated. New in new dust jacket. New, "Best BUY"2000-Stated 1st Edition, Nice Xlg Hardcover Book with a Dustcover, Some Shelfwear, Dings, ... Tight Binding, Crisp, Clean, Unmarked Text/This Returned Unused Book is Price Reduced to Sell-Lm3009K50 Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Picture book. 32 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Standing alone in a yard, a rumplenut tree sadly ponders its solitude, wishing for a bird to carry its rumplenuts beyond its shade so that new rumplenut seedlings can grow. And just over yonder roosts a splendiferous quig with gleaming feathers, all alone in a house, confined by a cage. It is up to the hero of this tale, a lad named Tobias, to embark on a very important mission - to bring the quig and the rumplenut tree together so that they each can live long into the future.

A young boy who loves gardening frees a bird from its gilded cage so it can take its place at home in a tree that depends on the bird to properly plant its nuts.

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PreS-Gr 4-In this modern-day fable, Tobias, a gardener's son, must release the quig, an unusual bird prized for its plumage and that longs to be free, in order to save the rumplenut tree. The tree's nuts fall in the shade where they cannot sprout, and need the quig, whose natural home it is, to spread them for propagation. The tale is reminiscent of the true story of the interdependence of the dodo bird and the Calvaria tree, which depended on the bird to digest its fruit, spurring seeds to germinate. The playful rhymes have a Seuss-like quality in the best passages and beg to be read aloud. The bright, saturated colors in the illustrations have an appealing Seuss-like quality as well, especially in depicting the rounded leaves of the trees and the fanciful feathers of the quig. Unfortunately, the overly ornate typeface is beautiful to look at but distracting to read. Though the message seems a bit heavy-handed, the playful text and fanciful art make this book appealing, and the ecological message of interdependence cannot be told too often.-Robin L. Gibson, Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781890817206
  • Publisher: Winslow Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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