steam shovel. Steam shovels were old fashioned when Mile Mulligan and his steam shovel was published in 1939 so it was helpful for the children to see what one really looks like.
I've put a few other books together around Big Machines.
The first is another by Virginia Lee Burton, Katy and the big snow.
Five in a Row. One of my readers gave a really helpful list of her favourite, or perhaps I should write favorite, US authors and included Virginia Lee Burton. As a result, I've been inspired to order another title-thank you Debbie.
Our other big machine books are by different authors.
Digby and the big flood by Alan Aburrow-Newman is about how a digger saves a town from a flood.
This is one of those books that is being read for the fifth time, in this household.