A little-known Christmas tale by the author of Goodnight Moon is now a Little Golden Book that’ll keep children smiling all year long!
Once there was a little girl. It was Christmas and her mother and father gave her a steam roller. . . .
Celebrated illustrator Bob Staake brings his comic genius to Margaret Wise Brown’s hilarious story about a girl who’s given nothing for Christmas except a giant steam roller. She gamely sets out to drive it despite not knowing how, and squashes everyone in her way—including her mean old aunt, her teacher, and a policeman. Dismayed to see everyone as flat as a shadow, she informs her parents, who immediately present her with a giant steam shovel to scoop everyone up with. Soon everyone has been scooped back to normal, and a wonderful Christmas is had by all!
MARGARET WISE BROWN (1910–1952), best known as the author of Goodnight Moon, wrote countless children’s books inspired by her belief that the very young were fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Among her many bestselling Golden titles are Home for a Bunny, The Golden Egg Book, Mister Dog, The Color Kittens, Seven Little Postmen, and The Sailor Dog.
BOB STAAKE is the creator of many books for children, including My Pet Book; Bluebird; The Red Lemon, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and The Donut Chef, a Children’s Choice Book Awards finalist. He illustrated the popular Little Golden Books I’m a Truck, I’m a Monster Truck, and I’m a Bulldozer. Staake is a prolific and highly acclaimed commercial illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Find out more about Bob at bobstaake.com.