The story is good fun and the illustrations are beautiful and there are lots to look at and to keep you entertained. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. The story is about how the town shuts down, people are trapped, people are sick and need to get to the hospital and a house is on fire! Buy the original in soft back or hardback, if available. I'm afraid I'm biased toward this author-- Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, another of her books, was a favorite growing up -- so I already was primed to enjoy it! Print the snowflake vocabulary words in the Katy and the Big Snow Printables Pack. It's fun. Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2015. Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton, September 1982, Perfection Learning Prebound edition, Unknown Binding I do not not know if there is another volume in this series. I'm not even comfortable reading these to a child. replies when I asked how much they liked this one. View: 710 Of course we didn’t get five feet like “Geopolis” did, but it was still a lot of fun. :) And the next week, he asked if we could do more Katy school. Katy and the Big Snow {FI♥AR} Friday, March 4, 2011. Katy and the Big Snow Literacy Pack contains 6 different activities that students could do independently or in a reading group: - 10 vocabulary cards with matching definitions that could be copied back to back for flashcards or single-sided for a memory game - A vocabulary worksheet using the 10 wor I'd probably only add this to our permanent collection just to round out the series but it is not on my must have list. I think this book is so sweet and I love how the author gave Katy life. She is a strong character mentally. Katy was a beautiful red crawler tractor. Burton produced seven self-illustrated children's books. ), as are the stickers on the last page. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Save an extra $1.20 when you apply this coupon. Ethel learns to observe her emotions and not overreact. But it pleased me to find another favorite and one my kids enjoy. This is a book that I've read to my children who as a girl and a boy both enjoyed for years. Tag: Katy and the Big Snow Gloucester in the news: Cape Ann Museum back to back stories in the Boston Globe. One of these items ships sooner than the other. She went West. 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. List Price: 17.99* * Individual store prices may vary. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 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. Katy is the only one that can navigate around town, pushing the snow off the roads. April 3rd 1974 Please try again. Katy was a beautiful red crawler tractor. Katy and the Big Snow. Not sure if it's the way they print these books or the way they cut them at the printers. Please try again. The details would appeal to boys and girls. She was not used in winter, however, until a huge snow storm snowed in the whole city. It’s the same book again. She is tired but she gives more and continues on. To see what your friends thought of this book. Katy pushed the snow to help people, the whole city. I used this in the classroom for several years and found it a great way to introduce the concept of community. I can't wait to use it to teach a few writing mini-lessons. Click the preview button to check out the unit study. 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. Katy and The Big Snow was so much fun to read and explore this week. My 2 year old does fine with it but would be too long for a younger listener to sit through. [At the time of this writing.] Wonderful story much loved by my 5 year old son, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 6, 2018. Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. I enjoyed it even though I had to read it multiple times, like any books the kids loved. One of my favorite children's snow books. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. This was a cute story for kids about not giving up. She was very big and very strong and she could do … I think it will be fun to tuck this book away at the end of winter and then pull it out when the snow flies again next year. Katy and the Big Snow. This is a Timeless Classic All Children Will Love! I remember reading it at a child, and now my children have read it. Rhyming and repetition make reading fun! ISBN: 9781585585083. This was my favourite book as a little boy. Katy was a beautiful red crawler tractor. File this under "I think I can" books. The maps were wonderful and so engaging. She pushes dirt on the summer and usually rests on the winter. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Virginia Lee Burton. The glittery "snow" texture on the front of this paperback edition is a fun touch (but it does not seem to shed glitter all over the house-phew! 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! Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. This is not volume two as I though it was. 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. The winters are usually mild and Katy is not called upon until there is a Big Snow. Welcome back. We talked about how Geo” means Earth and “polis” means city-state (as mentioned in the IG). katy and the big snow - five in a row style After finishing The Snowy Day , we spent another week or so rowing a different snow book, Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton.The fact that this book involved tractors/bulldozers and maps made it a big hit with Bubby. Katy, a red crawler tractor, belonged to the Highway Department of the City of Geoppolis. Jump to: ️ Author & Illustrator. 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. Tuggy the Tugboat was the first such story that I remember. We’d love your help. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Katy, a brave and tireless tractor, sports a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter. The illustrations never fail to enchant me. Katy and the Big Snow is by Virginia Lee Burton. 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? Can't wait! We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Wonderful book for a grandmother to read with a two year old grandson who loves to snuggle. KATY AND THE BIG SNOW, in Color Dustjacket With $3.25 Dustjacket price on Inner Flap , Oblong BLUE Tweed Cloth Cvr White Illustration of Snow Plow , Author of the Mike Mulligan books has a new main character - Katy the crawler tractor. My kids loved it. i used to spend hours looking at the illustrations. If you love her, you'll love this book. Please try again. This would be a good book to use during a lesson on reading and creating maps. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. My son loves this book as much as the others written by Virginia Lee Burton. Simple story of Ka. They tug at something inside that makes me feel like a kid again and sometimes draw a tear. The drawings are cool and twist around to show the roads and everyone finally getting moving. Start by marking “Katy and the Big Snow” as Want to Read: Error rating book. A great social studies lesson as well. The trucks got snowed in in the snowstorm. He enjoys the exquisitely detailed illustrations as much as I did. She died at 59. A mystery is afoot. :) I love that this mighty snowplow has a female persona ("Katy" or "K.T."). Cute book but more for ages 4+. Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2020. What a gift Virginia Lee Burton was to the world. by HMH Books for Young Readers. The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Original 1902 Collector's Edition with Color Illustrations, Bo the Bear Builds a Race Car: A Car Book for Kids Who Love Race Cars. She went East. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The hard cover has the illustrations corrected. In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton's birth. She has a plow on the front and they can put a snow plow on her too. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW. Author: Virginia Lee Burton ISBN: 0395185629 Level 3 printables prepared by Tina Franks, Ginger A., Michelle Amos, Ami Brainerd, and Tamara. Katy and the Big Snow is classic children's literature. She helps everyone. $1.20 extra savings coupon applied at checkout. Still a great winter book for kindergarten and first grade even though it was written 70 years ago! Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Where is the other volume as stated in the description? Plus, the page illustrations are cut off ever page. Ages 4-7. Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2017. Now I've brought a copy for my baby girl and she loves it too! But with winters that usually didn’t hold a lot of snow, Katy didn’t have much opportunity to shine. Please try your request again later. Katy and the Big Snow I wonder perhaps if this book is the reason that I ended up marrying a girl called Katy... Something subconsciously made me have an affinity with the name. My 4 year old loves the detailed illustrations! I love this book...classic read aloud that still appeals to children in magical ways. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The story is nice, the illustrations are engaging and I love that it is a transportation themed book where the vehicle is female! Katy is a tractor who is able to do the biggest jobs, but this means that she might not be used during normal times. Wanted to try another Burton and she didn't disappoint. The story is about how the town shuts down, people are trapped, people are sick and need to get to the hospital and a house is on fire! Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (4/3/1974) Mixed media product (10/19/2009) Hardcover, Chinese (7/1/2020) Prebound (4/1/1974) Description. 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. I have bought this before. 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. I'm a snow plow who saves the day! Great addition for any transportation obsessed kiddos. Virginia Lee Burton was an American illustrator and children's book author. No one can go anywhere. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition of Katy and the Big Snow, complete with snowy stickers, has been created. She has me go over ever page. There just seems to be something missing here. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2016. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, KATY AND THE BIG SNOW EBK: Story and Pictures, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I used to like following Katy around the city on the big map in the middle of the book. Katy worked hard all to over there. Then, compare what it’s like where you are living now with the HUGE amount of snow that happened where Katy was. Katy is a big plow and she likes to work hard. Oh Milly, why are you so silly? 10 big sound buttons encourage interactive and fun reading. Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2016. I got two "I loved it!" She works hard to plow the city so the city officials can do their jobs. After three nor'easter snow storms these past two week, it was the perfect read. Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Burton. Love this story and the illustrations are lovely. I was able to give my son the edition I received from my 1st grade teacher Mrs. Esposito in the 1970s. Who cares if I'm a snow plow? Sharing the value of giving more than receiving, gratitude, appreciation and respect. Katy is the only one that can navigate around town, push. Here are the accompanying activities we did along with the book: 📂 Units, activities, and resources. It dropped and dropped – five drops. 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. I just cannot believe that this amazing picture book was created in 1943, over seven DECADES ago! After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. She pushes dirt on the summer and usually rests on the winter. This time, Katy helps the entire city and surrounding area dig out after a blizzard. Send them exploring with the ultimate in nature books for kids 6 to 12. Oh, I am so glad to have reread this book. Proverbs 31:17 says, “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” That was a good verse for Katy in Katy and the Big Snow. My daughter liked this because there was such organization in Katy's paths to plough out and my son liked that Katy was strong and used her talent to help others. This tale from the Caldecott Medal winner Virginia Lee Burton is an enduring winter favorite! We really liked this book here (another new one for me -- clearly I was Virginia-Lee-Burton-deprived as a child!) Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. And has this, uh, unprecedented year gotten completely in the way of... 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. She was very big and very strong, and she could do a lot of things. ♥ Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I particularly enjoy the map on pages 6 & 7 which labels all the points of interest in the city. A classic American story, beautifully told and illustrated on a solid and almost-indestructible board book. In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton's birth. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I've bought this book for baby shower gifts. Katy is a tractor. I hadn't read it in years and it was wonderful. Hardcover. Through the Adventures of Peter, Children Will Learn That it's a Good Idea To Listen Their Parents! 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. A bit long for a board book, I think it would be best fit in the full picture book format. Katy also had a snow plow to plow snow with. Refresh and try again. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The highway department takes off her blade and puts a plow on. Katy the big red bulldozer is a strong female protagonist with no need for a love interest or even a male sidekick. 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 The Little Engine That... Free shipping over $10. Katy is a red tractor that saves the town of Geopolis from a big snowstorm by plowing out all of the important parts of the community. This is a cute story that shows the value of perseverance and service to others. Katy kept going and going. Editor's note: When the big snow comes, Katy puts on her plow and saves the day in a big way. PREVIEW. I'm avoiding putting children's books into my "Read books" (because anything that can be read in 10 minutes shouldn't count towards my grand total in my mind, as if anyone else is checking my stats...), despite the memories of those books being as essential as any literature I've read in my adult years. She reminds me of the little engine that could. Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Very Quick Reads. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. The fact that Katy is a female tractor is never mentioned, which in itself is a quiet but powerful message about equality. See more ideas about katy, five in a row, snow activities. Katy plowed out the whole city. 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. Her warm, sincere, hopeful style of writing, even as the characters in her stories come upon hard times and their eventual success is anything but guaranteed, is like nothing else I've ever read. The more time goes by, the more books I read to my kids, the more I appreciate Virginia Lee Burton. The detail in the illustrations is so fine, and my daughter loves to look at the overview of the whole city and pick out the different buildings. Great book. We checked this book out from the library and my kids (boy, 8 and girl, 5) both liked it so much that I had to buy the hardcover. Her use of word placement on the page and in conjunction with pictures will be a great example to my own little book-makers. Today was no exception. Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2016. Sorry. Katy belonged to the Highway Department of the City of Geoppolis. Well, one day there is a wallop of a storm and it’s so deep that everyone is snowed in. My son really enjoyed this book and I enjoyed getting to cuddle up and read it to him. However, the work hard ethic of the snow plow was good. She LOVES helping me read this book. Where have all the lost socks gone?Â. 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. She is a bight red machine and very proud of being so helpful. 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! By the author of one of our favorite books, Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel! Five In A Row: Katy and the Big Snow For the past two weeks, we've been reading Katy and the Big Snow, which is a favorite around here for most of us. I *almost* hoped it would snow as a great book illustration, but alas, it did not (probably just as well as LittleBear loathes anything cold). This is my favorite so far by Virginia Burton. This classic sound book is perfect to share with your little one. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, A Little House, and now Katy and the Big Snow...I love Virginia Burton's books. Really exciting story about a snowplow digging out a town after a big snow storm. There's a problem loading this menu right now. With snow falling outside, the kids were excited to see how many inches/feet we were going to get. Katy had a bulldozer to push dirt around with. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2017. Give this and thousands of kid-friendly books with. Katy and the Big Snow Lap Board Book Virginia Lee Burton — 2014-11-04 in Juvenile Fiction The book never gets old, children always find something new. Shes 2 years old going in 3. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Personifying machinery has always seemed odd to me. Burton describes Katy as a red crawler tractor that “could do lots of things”. Not acceptable to change the text of a children's classic. This is a classic Kid's book. I'm not sure why the publisher of this book chose to leave out some of the text because there was plenty of room on the pages. Both my kids loved it and it is usually a big hit when read with sound effects. Based on a 2007 Online Poll, the National Education Association Voted this Book #28 on the "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." I ordered the kindle version for my grandson and was deeply disappointed. Page: 192. All my kids loved this one. The paperback version has the snow being green and not blue like the original versions. Great story. Katy gets a whole town out of trouble by plowing in all directions in Geoppolis. Of the other books by Burton this one was merely "okay" -- I love the other ones in her collection better. Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. Then a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy for help. . Her hard work makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2018. Did you set an extremely ambitious Reading Challenge goal back in January? As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition of Katy and the Big Snow, complete with snowy stickers, has been created. Of course, someday computerized machinery may take on emotions of their own, and I will have to rethink my stance. Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2014. She is a little snow plow that is so full of life. In fact, my daughter's kindergarten read and studied it as part of the school's "Five-in-a-Row" curriculum, enjoying the book's story, as well as other elements (mechanical devices that help people do work, seasons, changes in condition due to aging). Brilliant pictures coupled ... DOWNLOAD NOW » Author: Karen Ehman. You are not eligible for this coupon. There was an airplane, Katy pushed the snow so the airplane could come. Buy a cheap copy of Katy and the Big Snow book by Virginia Lee Burton. Click the download button and then print it when you're ready to use it! You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Publisher: Revell. No volume two? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 16, 2018. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This unique picture book is guaranteed to blow you away. Stay away from the paperback version, buy the hard cover! Burton describes Katy as a red crawler tractor that “could do lots of things”. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. I love these illustrations - just imagine what the page looks like that shows the town under a huge snowfall. My daughter (almost 3) has been enjoying a copy of this book from the library for the last month, so I decided to purchase a copy for our collection. Learn more about the program. A little lesson about maps and directions with a compass rose and a map of the town. We live in Minnesota, so we enjoy stories about snow for at least 1/2 of the year! I enjoyed the extra illustrations around the border too -- they're a nice extra for children to enjoy looking at even after the reading is done. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition of Katy and the Big Snow, complete with snowy stickers, has been created. (Of course, you can explain that this is a fictitious story, but there are still parts of the world, especially around the great lakes in the United States that occasionally have a storm *almost* this big. She went South." The story is simple and easily accessible. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Its a great book for talking about construction (which is why we read it in class) but it is also great to talk about how rewarding hard work can be. Virginia Lee Burton's characters are long-suffering and gentle, enthusiastic and generous, and in, Katy is a tractor. A lack of connection with the character. Katy be a hard worker going in the snow. There are emergencies that require her strength and she comes through every time. She married Boston Museum school sculptor, George Demetrios, with whom she had two sons and lived in Folly Cove, Gloucester. 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. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Katy and the Big Snow . One of the only things I've ever found with Katy spelled with a "y". Katy and The Big Snow is about a hard working red tractor who " becomes a heroine as she finally gets a chance to work and fulfill her responsibilities " (summary from FIAR manual). Before becoming a parent I wouldn't have expected anthropomorphic highway department vehicles to be kickass role models, but here we are. 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 Write the adjectives on the sheet included in the Katy and the Big Snow Printables Pack. Frankly, the book exploded into unexpected learning… The highway department takes off her blade and puts a plow on. Good book to hold on to when shes old3r though. Thes a lot to read that she lost interest after a couple pages. She had a snow plow and a bulldozer. But, the best part about this book is the plans I have for it. She just keeps on chugging, helping people, doing the job when no one else can, never giving up even when she gets tired. Kids everywhere will fall in love with this hilarious Great Dane. I think Virginia Lee Burton is wonderful. It is a Classic! It is great and I truly enjoyed it. Category: Religion. 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