The Little Snowplow - book cover
Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher : Candlewick; Illustrated edition
  • Published : 13 Oct 2015
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN-10 : 076367074X
  • ISBN-13 : 9780763670740
  • Language : English

The Little Snowplow

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

Big trucks may brag and roar, but small and steadfast wins the day in this cheerful story with timeless appeal.

On the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, the trucks come in one size: BIG. That is, until the little snowplow joins the crew. None of the other trucks think that the little snowplow can handle the big storms, but he knows that he can do it-and just to be sure, he trains hard, pushing loads of gravel, pulling blocks of concrete, and doing plow lifts to get ready. But when a blizzard arrives, will the little snowplow's training be enough to clear the streets and handle unexpected trouble? Taking its place beside classics such as The Little Engine That Could and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, this tale of a plucky little plow will find a clear path to readers' hearts.

Editorial Reviews

There is a pleasing combination of Little Toot and The Little Engine That Could to the book, in both text and illustrations. Droll humor and excellent layout add to the fun. There's always room for another well-told yarn espousing the themes of small-is-beautiful, hard work pays off, and, of course, "I think I can."
-Kirkus Reviews

A story of hard work, determination, and graciousness, this picture book will reinforce to young readers that a strong work ethic and forgiving spirit will take one far...Reminiscent of The Little Engine That Could, this story is a modern take on a timeless message.
-School Library Journal

Debut author Koehler fills her story with vehicular action that will appeal to young gearheads ("The little snowplow plunged his plow into the avalanche debris"), while Parker's illustrations balance cutely characterized trucks with mid-blizzard drama.
-Publishers Weekly

Young children will find a lot to like in this picture-book adventure, from the insecurities of the stouthearted little protagonist to the way he earns the big trucks' respect...A welcome addition to winter storytimes.
-Booklist Online

Readers Top Reviews

catchatter 7TMPShilo
I bought this little book for my 3+ year old grandson, I think he'll love it, and I love this author's style, and the book sends a message to children as well, that's important to me. He's getting this for Xmas along with, (what else) a big snow plow toy.
Judy in Va
My 2 1/2 year old grandson loves it! It’s on the long side for a little guy, but he’s growing up in the Chicago area so he’ll be seeing a lot of snowplows.
Adorable story that my (almost) 3 year old grandson loves. The moral of the story is to believe in yourself no matter what others say.
Cute story about effort and responsibility. Want to encourage every one with that concept. I think many kids will idetify with the little snowplow.
Matt Carter
Saw a public works fella in Indiana or Illinois (always get them mixed up) reading this to children in front of snowplow. Genius.