Small Walt

Small Walt

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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"It's a perfect book for revving up small helpers to pitch in with the shoveling."-- The Wall Street Journal

"Charming and endearing." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The grit of The Little Engine that Could , the nostalgic illustrations of Katy and the Big Snow , and a touch of modernity from an accomplished author and illustrator, combine to become Small Walt ." -- School Library Journal

A tiny snowplow determined to prove his worth battles a blizzard in this supremely charming story in the tradition of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little Engine that Could .

My name is Walt,
I plow and I salt.
They say I'm small,
but I'll show them all.

Small Walt and his driver, Gus, take on a blizzard! All the bigger snowplows doubt that Walt has what it takes to plow the roads in the storm, but Walt is determined to prove them wrong.

Brimming with onomatopoeia and Walt's affirming chants, this sweet picture book shows that when it comes to strength, size doesn't matter. Bestselling illustrator Marc Rosenthal's wintry scenes make this book the perfect cozy read-aloud.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481448451
Branch Call Number: JP Verdi
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosenthal, Marc 1949-- Illustrator


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coloradobuck Jan 16, 2018

This story reminded me of a "winter" version of the little engine that could. He's small, but he's determined and he's got what it takes to plow the roads. A good read for those that feel they may be overlooked because of things they can't change (such as one's size).

JCLChristiH Dec 13, 2017

Reminiscent of The Little Engine that Could, Small Walt the littlest snowplow clears the roads during a blizzard.

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