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Fruit Picking Day

Episode: 112a
Air Date: September 18, 2012
Previous Episode: 111b - Daniel Goes to the Potty
Next Episode: 112b - Daniel is Big Enough to Help Dad
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It is fruit picking day and Daniel and his dad are eager to go to the Enchanted Garden. When they arrive, they are welcomed by the royal family before everyone begins picking fruit. When Daniel and Prince Wednesday have trouble reaching the cherries on the tree, Prince Tuesday reminds them that everyone is big enough to do something.

After taking some picked cherries to King Friday and Queen Sara, Daniel and Prince Wednesday are asked to pick green apples. Again they are frustrated when they cannot reach the fruit so Daniel make-believes that they he is a giant. Dad Tiger reminds them that everyone is big enough to do something so they carry the apples to the King.

Queen Sara sends them back out to find the special golden pear. When Daniel finds the pear under a tree root, Prince Tuesday's hand is too big to reach it -- but not Prince Wednesday's. He retrieves the pear and Miss Elaina takes it to the Queen.

Everyone joins together for a fruit picking picnic before singing about being happy with being small.


  • "Everyone is big enough, big enough to do something."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl helping out with tasks around her house.



The song sung at the end of this episode is mostly to the tune of the classic Mister Rogers song Children Can.

This episode is featured on the DVDs Tigertastic 50-Pack, Recipe For Fun Collection and It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

The book Daniel's Apple-Picking Adventure is based on the storyline from this episode.



Episode Credits

Written by Becky Friedman and Marc Tyler Nobleman
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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