Katy and the Big Snow (英語) ペーパーバック – 1974/4/3
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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. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition of Katy and the Big Snow, complete with snowy stickers, has been created. 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. This new paperback is perfect for gift giving. Children love sharing Katy’s shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her “chug, chug, chug” endurance.
"Bright, vigorous pictures with plenty of action and endless detail portray Katy at work for the Highway Department of the city of Geoppolis." —Horn Book
From "'Katy' Springs to Musical Life: Cape Ann Symphony Concert Centers on Children's Classic" by Gail McCarthy
Gloucester Daily Times (1/21/2009)
Ross Burton on Virginia Lee Burton
"Ross noted that his aunt was both a tremendous artist, and a woman of tremendous values and understanding."
'For example, "Mike Mulligan" is about reinvention. "The Little House" is about family values and "Katy and the Big Snow" is about passion to contribute, to work, to put something into the community. Aunt Ginny is a person who had a real sense of being and belonging,' he said.
"Ross Burton described his aunt as a person with a buoyant personality and constant smile."
'I remember her like it was yesterday,' he said. 'Ginny had a quiet presence though she was a very strong person. She didn't have to say a lot, and when she did, people listened. She was always smiling and giving off good cheer no matter how things were for her. She had an uplifting quality with everything she came in contact with. That's what I remember. She was a gift to all who knew her, and anyone who knew her would smile. It was a contagious process.'
The Making of Katy and the Big Snow
"Virginia Lee Burton would hang out sketching the heavy machinery at the local public works yard, day after day, week after week and month after month."
"For every book she wrote, Ross Burton said she researched the machinery in great detail."
'In the case of Katy, she knew every piece of the apparatus. She was a student of her content,' he said. 'Cape Ann was a source of everything she wrote. Every book had to do with Cape Ann in one way or the other.'
Amazon.com: 185 件のカスタマーレビュー
Stay away from the paperback version, buy the hard cover!
2017年2月7日 - (Amazon.com)
My 4 year old loves the detailed illustrations! She has me go over ever page. She LOVES helping me read this book. DO NOT GET THE PAPERBACK VERSION!!! The paperback version has the snow being green and not blue like the original versions. Plus, the page illustrations are cut off ever page. Not sure if it's the way they print these books or the way they cut them at the printers. The hard cover has the illustrations corrected. Ended up giving away my paperback and bought the hard cover.
A New Winter Classic in Our Home
2017年2月4日 - (Amazon.com)
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. We live in Minnesota, so we enjoy stories about snow for at least 1/2 of the year! :) I love that this mighty snowplow has a female persona ("Katy" or "K.T."). 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. 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!), as are the stickers on the last page. 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: Strong and helpful
2016年9月16日 - (Amazon.com)
This is a book that I've read to my children who as a girl and a boy both enjoyed for years. I've bought this book for baby shower gifts. Katy is a tractor who is able to do the biggest jobs, but this means that she might not be used during normal times. This time, Katy helps the entire city and surrounding area dig out after a blizzard. There are emergencies that require her strength and she comes through every time. 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. I enjoyed it even though I had to read it multiple times, like any books the kids loved.
2015年3月3日 - (Amazon.com)
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. Not acceptable to change the text of a children's classic.
Don't buy the Kindle version!
2016年1月24日 - (Amazon.com)
I used this in the classroom for several years and found it a great way to introduce the concept of community. I ordered the kindle version for my grandson and was deeply disappointed. It looked like the book was scanned (badly) and the pictures and the script did not align. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Buy the original in soft back or hardback, if available. What a shame, I feel that the author would have been horrified with this version.