Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Lap Board Book), BY: VIRGINIA LEE BURTON
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a children's book by Virginia Lee Burton. First published in 1939, in the wake of the Great Depression, it features Mike Mulligan, a steam shovel operator, and his steam shovel Mary Anne.
A modern classic that no child should miss. Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel, Mary Anne, face an uncertain future as diesel-engine machines begin to take over their work. But they remain true to each other, and ultimately triumph. For ages 4 to 8.