This is one of our all time favorite books and is full of terrific illustrations. We love it and our kids love it!
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel — 1939. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne have important work to do. They dig canals, cellars for city skyscrapers and cut passes through mountains. It is the history of steam shovels, industrial growth and how trusty equipment eventually becomes obsolete. Their final challenge is to prove that together they can dig as much in one day as one hundred men can dig in a week. They prove that hard work, ingenuity and friendship really do pay off.