Small Walt is always last to be picked. While the others in the snowplow fleet are big and strong so they head out to plow the streets, Small Walt waits and waits. Thankfully, Gus says he will drive, and after a quick inspection, they are off. Walt and Gus plow the bridges and the ramps. He doesn’t stop, and he doesn’t give up, and they plow on while others sleep. Until they reach a high, high hill. Walt is little and the hill is high, but a snow fighter never falters and never quits. Does Small Walt make it, or does he have to have the others help him out?
With its bold charcoal-like drawings and simple caricatures, Small Walt is a charming little story teaching readers that it’s not your size that matters but your determination and heart. Reminiscent of the classic storybook The Little Engine That Could, Small Walt embodies the sentiment of never quitting. Simple illustrations and repetitive words also make this book a good book for beginning readers or for classrooms. With its cool blue tones and snow-piled pages, this book is a true a winter read.
|Author||Elizabeth Verdick • Marc Rosenthal, Illustrator|
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books|
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