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Mike Mulligan proves that, although dated, his steam shovel is still useful.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel - Virginia Lee Burton -- In print now for almost forty years, the story of Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel is as fresh today as when it was published. Another one I read to my kids.

Tucked away in these intricate pages of pigs and machines are some powerful economics lessons about capital resources and innovation.  The clever mamas are innovators in every way, and the washing contraption they designed not only saves them time, but it also entertains their little ones.  This splendid book adds a whole new dimension to the phrase “a bunch of hogwash,” and readers may have difficulty ever again equating hogwash with baloney.

Hogwash (Arthur Geisert) Hogs getting a bath really couldn't be more complicated! Geisert has also done other wonderfully drawn wordless books, including Thunderstorm.

After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.

Nonny Hogrogian is a two-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Always Room for One More and second for One Fine Day She also received a