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review Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 103 Î [Epub] ❧ Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel By Virginia Lee Burton – A modern classic that no child should miss Since it was first published in 1939 Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children Mike and his trusty steam shovel Mary Anne digG as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship and to old fashioned hard work and ingenui.

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A modern and His eBook #9734 classic that no child should miss Since it was first published in Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children Mike and his trusty steam shovel Mary Anne dig deep Mike Mulligan eBook #241 canals for boats to tra. When I first heard about this book I was wondering to myself what was so special about a book being about a man and his steam shovel Well when I read this book I was amazed at how this book turned out “Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel” is a memorable children’s book by Virginia Lee Burton and it is about how a man named Mike Mulligan tries to prove to everyone that his steam shovel Mary Anne can dig up a huge cellar for the new town hall in one day “Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel” is a great book for children who love reading about steam shovels and learning about the power of friendshipWow This was such an amazing book Virginia Lee Burton has done an excellent job at both illustrating and writing this terrific book about the importance of true friendship Virginia Lee Burton’s writing is simple yet cute at the same time as she effectively tells Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne’s story What I really loved about this book was how close Mike Mulligan was to his steam shovel Mary Anne I thought that it was really cute about how Mike Mulligan gave his steam shovel a beautiful name since it truly shows how Mike treated his steam shovel like an actual friend rather than a regular machine and I also loved the way that Mike is always praising Mary Anne’s hard work as he truly appreciates Mary Anne’s hard work I loved how Virginia Lee Burton made Mike into such a caring and confident character even after he was put out of the job because Mary Anne was too old to compete with the newer steam shovels since he stayed with Mary Anne throughout his career Virginia Lee Burton’s illustrations are just simply beautiful and colorful and I really loved the image of Mary Anne herself as she looks like an old fashioned steam shovel and yet has a somewhat human expression as you see her smiling on every page Another image I loved was the image of Mike Mulligan himself as he looks so small on every page compared to Mary Anne and he wears blue overalls with a red shirt and he also looks really built for doing his job Another thing I loved about the illustrations were some images where Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne were shown to look like characters that came out of a superhero comic strip as there are some flashing colors around them to indicate thatThis is not really a big deal to me but the only slight con of this book is that the story and the illustrations might seem a bit outdated for the current generation of children since this book was made during the 1930s and smaller children might be confused about what steam shovels are and parents or grandparents who were born during the 1930s might be able to explain to their children what times were like during the 1930s involving steam shovelsOverall “Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel” is a truly heartwarming story about the true importance of friendship that will remain in many children’s hearts for many generations to come I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this bookReview is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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Mike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelVel through cut mountain passes for trains and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers the very symbol of industrial America But with progress come new machines and soon the inseparable duo are out Mulligan and His PDF #8608 of work Mike believes that Mary Anne can di. Yes its true I dreaded the nights night after night after night when one of my sons would insist we read this book Why Because it's long and detailed good for the child terrible for a weary parent My boys memorized the story and if I ever tried to skip a page I was found out and the missing page was revisitedThis book is a great gift to give to any child who is enthralled with heavy machinery but there's to it than that At the time the story is written 1939 Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne his steam shovel are becoming outdated They used to be busy in the big city making basements for big buildings But as always happens something better faster efficient gas electric and Diesel shovels is replacing themMike Mulligan knows they still have value He's always told people that Mary Anne could dig as much in a day as a hundred men could dig in a week though he's never been uite sure this is trueTo find work he ventures into the country to the town of Popperville where a new Town Hall is being built Mike promises to build the cellar in just one day What said Henry B Swap Dig a cellar in just one day It would take a hundred men at least a week to dig the cellar for our new town hall Henry and the townpeople are swayed when Mike promises that If we can't do it you won't have to payThe citizens of Bangerville and Bopperville Kipperville and Kopperville plus all the people from Popperville come out to watch Mike and Mary Anne work hard under the hot sun They finish the job as the sun sets just in the nick of timeOne small boy has been watching them and he asks a really good uestion How are they going to get out Mike was in such a hurry he forgot to make a way to get Mary Anne out of the cellarEveryone tries to think of a solution but it's that astute little boy who comes up with the best one They decide to keep the Steam Shovel in the cellar and build the town hall over them Mike Mulligan can be the janitor the steam shovel will keep the building warm in the winter they won't have to buy a new furnace Henry B Swap really likes this frugal thought and everyone is happyThe kids who read it especially like looking at all the tiny details in the pictures but I think they especially like the small boy finding the solution that none of the adults can figure outIn retrospect I suppose it really wasn't that awful to have to read it again and again and again There is the grandparent's revengetoo I saved the book with my son's scribblings on it and just handed it over to him to read again and again and again to his little boy Definitely worth buying the hardcover edition