Grandma Drove the Snowplow

Grandma Drove the Snowplow

by Katie Clark, Amy Huntington
     
 

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The redoubtable Grandma-this book is a sequel to Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck-is at it again. In addition to collecting the town's garbage, Grandma and her sons also plow the roads in the winter. But what happens when a blizzard comes through, it's the day of the big town carol sing, and Grandma's sons are all stuck in the snow and unable to plow? Leave it

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The redoubtable Grandma-this book is a sequel to Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck-is at it again. In addition to collecting the town's garbage, Grandma and her sons also plow the roads in the winter. But what happens when a blizzard comes through, it's the day of the big town carol sing, and Grandma's sons are all stuck in the snow and unable to plow? Leave it to Grandma to clear the way to the church for the carol sing. With more help from her grandson Billy, she gets the streets clear and helps out her neighbors in the process, too. In fact, Grandma does such a good job with the plowing, she even beats Santa to the carol sing.

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Grandma Drove the Snowplow .This is a delightful holiday book that children who live in snowy climits will especially enjoy. -Marya Jansen-Gruber, Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Review Also note, this book was listed as a Smithsonian magazines' 2010 most notable children's books

Katie Clark also wrote Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck and this offering takes Grandma on another journey, this time in a snow plow. A blizzard has hit the tiny community that Grandma lives in with her three sons as well as her youngest grandson Billy. The trouble is that the annual community carol-sing is scheduled to take place in the village that evening. Little Billy is very concerned but Grandma assures him that her sons will take care of the snow and make all things clear so folks can get to the church. But as the day wears on the storm puts two of Grandma's plows in the ditch. With son number three home with a broken leg, it is left to Grandma to save the carol sing. With Billy as her sidekick Grandma moves through the town helping other folks dig out along the way. With each side swing of the plow Grandma picks up various Christmas ornaments that get tossed into the truck. When Grandma finally arrives at the church she has also brought along all the things to decorate and make the party extremely festive. With Katie Clark's illustrations the story is brought to life in a whimsical array of pictures that will keep younger children entertained for hours. Full-page spreads give ample room to depict the hilarious results of Grandmas' foray into the blizzard. The final spread depicts the whole village as they sing carols including a few pets. A wonderful aside for this book is that it includes a variety of ethnic peoples that is so often not found in children's books. . -Kate Quinn, The Working Waterfront, 12/14/2010

. . . It's grandma to the rescue! Read on to see what happens next! Children will love the rich and brightly colored paintings that fill the pages. Hilarious moments will leave children laughing. -Oak Brook Public Library

.When Christmas celebrations are jeopardized, not even the heaviest snowfall of the year stands in the way of Grandma once she resolves to bring yuletide cheer to the Maine town she calls home. -Smithsonianmag.com, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Smithsonians-2010

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—The redoubtable star of Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck (Down East, 2006) is back and raring to go in this rollicking holiday tale. In the winter, Grandma's garbage company turns into a snowplow service, with her sons doing the driving. But on the day of church Carol Sing, the biggest celebration in town, there's a blizzard warning, and, one by one, the young men find themselves unable to drive the snowplow. No problem. With her grandson Billy in tow, Grandma heads off to clear the roads as best they can, accidentally collecting a variety of items as they careen through the town. Of course, the path is cleared, the detritus turns out to be useful for decorating the church, Santa Claus makes an appearance, and the Carol Sing is a huge success. Huntington's cheerful watercolors reflect the action as Grandma saves the day again.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892728510
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
07/16/2010
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,261,946
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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