About the Book
What would you do if you knew you had to move - except you didn’t want to? In this charming epic poem by Katherine Gotthardt, illustrated by Patrick King, a child whose parents are planning to get new jobs and move meets an unexpected hero - a unique crane named Steve. Read how these two become fast friends and how Steve handles new jobs and relocating.
The real “Steve” became a local icon among commuters when “he” showed up on I-66 near Manassas, Virginia during construction, bringing amusement and joy in the midst of the daily gridlock. Crane owners Digging & Rigging, Inc. published storybook and coloring book versions, and Gotthardt has kept the joy going by using proceeds to support local non-profits and initiatives that support disadvantaged communities.
“The idea of Steve doesn’t really belong to any one person. He came from the community," Gotthardt says. "So I think it’s appropriate that anything we do with Steve goes back to support the community."