Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Illustrations by Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; Paperback Picture book
Katy, a red crawler tractor, "could do a lot of things," we read early in this picture book classic. In the summer she is a bulldozer, helping to build and repair roads in the city of Geoppolis. In the winter, she turns into a snowplow, waiting and waiting for her chance to be useful. Most of the winters, though, the snowfalls are mild and the town doesn't need Katy. But when the big one finally hits, the town is buried in page after page of powder. The power lines are down. The doctor can't get his patient to the hospital. The fire department can't reach a burning house! But Katy isn't stopped, and she comes to the rescue, plowing out the town.
Don't miss Virginia Lee Buton's other classic picture books: The Little House and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.