Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling children's book is now available in a lap-sized board book edition!and#160;Little Blue Truck is aand#160;joyful cacophony of animal and truck sounds in verse that will have youngsters beeping and quackingand#8212;and begging for one more go-round!and#160;Mud and muck are no match for this little truck in thisand#160;rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others. Jill McElmurryand#8217;s gouache illustrations of wild-eyed farm animals and country roads are warm and wonderful, suiting the cheerfully rhyming text of Alice Schertle to a T.and#160;The oversized,and#160;sturdy board book pages are sure to withstand many riotous read-aloud sessions. Beep beep beep! and#160; and#160;
"This is fun both in its text and gray crayon drawings. Mike Mulligan remains faithful to his steam shovel Mary Anne, against the threat of the new gas and diesel-engine contraptions, and digs his way to a surprising and happy ending." The New Yorker
"Schertle's (All You Need for a Beach) rhyming stanzas are succinct, and she gives readers plenty of opportunities to chime in with animal and vehicle noises; colored, standout fonts highlight these sounds for extra effect. McElmurry's (Mad About Plaid) gouaches recall the heyday of Golden Books in their combination of vividness, naand#239;vetand#233; and sweetness, and her rich palette achieves verisimilitude that is no less satisfying for being nostalgic."and#160; --Publishers Weekly, starred review (4/28/08)and#160;
A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.
A modern classic that no child should miss, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel continues to delight generations of children. Mike and Mary Anne work together to dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapersthere is nothing they cant handle! This lasting testament to friendship, old-fashioned hard work, and ingenuity will now be available in a sturdy, oversize lap board-book edition with abbreviated text, perfect for reading to and sharing with young children.
Theand#160;bestselling Little Blue Truck is now available as an oversized board book!and#160;Get ready for an even bigger dose of fun and friendship and cooperation.
Does Big really love Smalland#8230;no matter what? What if Small is a squishy bug, a crocodile, or even just a grouch? Debi Glioriand#8217;s classic story of unconditional love, is the perfect Mother's or Father's Day gift, and now available in lap-board book edition with gold foil accents on the cover.
Small is feeling grumpy and in need of some answers. Does Big really love Smalland#8230;no matter what? What if Small is a squishy bug, a crocodile, or even just a grouch? Debi Glioriand#8217;s sweet prose and colorful illustrations remind us that a parentand#8217;s love is always there, no matter what, in this beautiful lap-sized board book with gold foil stars.
About the Author
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.