Wonderful story much loved by my 5 year old son, as it was over 50 years ago when I was his age... this copy bought so that my old copy could retire with dignity before it fell to bits! There just seems to be something missing here. She went West. She went East. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition of, The Little House 75th Anniversary Edition, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 75th Anniversary (Read Along Book), Mike Mulligan and More: Four Classic Stories by Virginia Lee Burton, The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature (Dover Children's Science Books), Goldy the Puppy and the Missing Socks: (Goldy the Puppy Book 1), Goldy the Puppy and the Birthday Spa Day: (Goldy the Puppy Book 3), Abigail and the Sahara Adventure (Abigail and the Magical Bicycle) (Volume 2), Kurious Katz and the Big Move (A Kitty Adventure for Kids and Cat Lovers Book 2), The Little Engine: The Original Tale from 1920 (Children's Classic Collections), This old-fashioned tale about one little snowplow's determination in the face of a small-town blizzard has all the charm and moral grit of, "Bright, vigorous pictures with plenty of action and endless detail portray Katy at work for the Highway Department of the city of Geoppolis. She helps everyone. On a day when the snow is piling up to the second story windows and the whole town has emergencies all over, can she still save the day? How fun! The winters are usually mild and Katy is not called upon until there is a Big Snow. I love these illustrations - just imagine what the page looks like that shows the town under a huge snowfall. Since Katy%20and the Big Snow Katy and the Big Snow takes place in a big city, we decided to tackle life in the big city! -- it's certainly appropriate for a New England audience. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Buy a cheap copy of Katy and the Big Snow book by Virginia Lee Burton. Katy the big red bulldozer is a strong female protagonist with no need for a love interest or even a male sidekick. My 2 year old does fine with it but would be too long for a younger listener to sit through. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In this enduring winter favorite from the Caldecott Medal winner Burton, Katy the snowplow finally gets her chance to shine when a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy to help dig out. It’s the same book again. By the author of one of our favorite books, Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel! Rhyming and repetition make reading fun! The story is nice, the illustrations are engaging and I love that it is a transportation themed book where the vehicle is female! Not acceptable to change the text of a children's classic. The fact that Katy is a female tractor is never mentioned, which in itself is a quiet but powerful message about equality. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2018. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). From Amazon.com: Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs. In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton's birth. Katy is the only one that can navigate around town, pushing the snow off the roads. The details would appeal to boys and girls. In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton's birth. She was very big and very strong, and she could do a lot of things. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 16, 2018. Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2020. No one can go anywhere. Katy gets a whole town out of trouble by plowing in all directions in Geoppolis. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 I'm a snow plow who saves the day! There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. She was very big and very strong and could do many things. Click the preview button to check out the unit study. My son loves this book as much as the others written by Virginia Lee Burton. She was not used in winter, however, until a huge snow storm snowed in the whole city. There was an airplane, Katy pushed the snow so the airplane could come. She works hard to plow the city so the city officials can do their jobs. Katy the snowplow was always waiting for her big chance to help. replies when I asked how much they liked this one. Cute book but more for ages 4+. Save an extra $1.20 when you apply this coupon. I wish I lived in the city of Geopolis. She was very big and very strong and she could do … A mystery is afoot. Then a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy for help. Katy is a tractor who is able to do the biggest jobs, but this means that she might not be used during normal times. This is a cute story that shows the value of perseverance and service to others. Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2016. View: 710 Burton produced seven self-illustrated children's books. Simple story of Ka. [At the time of this writing.] She pushes dirt on the summer and usually rests on the winter. Katy and the Big Snow, by Virginia Lee Burton is a classic children's book that continues to be beloved today. has been added to your Cart. AbeBooks.com: Katy and the Big Snow (9780395185629) by Burton, Virginia Lee and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. Her hard work makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs. Both my kids loved it and it is usually a big hit when read with sound effects. Burton describes Katy as a red crawler tractor that “could do lots of things”. I do not not know if there is another volume in this series. File this under "I think I can" books. She just keeps on chugging, helping people, doing the job when no one else can, never giving up even when she gets tired. She has a plow on the front and they can put a snow plow on her too. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. I'm not even comfortable reading these to a child. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, KATY AND THE BIG SNOW EBK: Story and Pictures, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2017. This tale from the Caldecott Medal winner Virginia Lee Burton is an enduring winter favorite! I like the ridiculous level of illustration detail in this book (the map of the town is really out-of-control detailed and the story of the humanized snow plow that just keeps going even though she's tired and she doesn't think she can do it. But with winters that usually didn’t hold a lot of snow, Katy didn’t have much opportunity to shine. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Great story get the full picture book not board book, Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2020. Also, throughout the book a map compass is used to give the direction that Katy is plowing. I remember reading it at a child, and now my children have read it. Katy came out in the big snow. Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs. Long-winded, but wonderful. Katy and The Big Snow was so much fun to read and explore this week. What a fun wintertime read. Buy Katy and the Big Snow New Ed by Burton, Virginia Lee (ISBN: 9781845075026) from Amazon's Book Store.