The Steam Shovel That Wouldn't Eat DirtWalters, GeorgePublished byAladdin Books(1948)UsedHardcoverFirst EditionItem Description:Aladdin Books, 1948. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good+. Duvoisin, Roger (illustrator). No statement of edition. Decorated cloth. This is the story of a steam shovel that took things into its own control- as we've read about in stories of planes and engines and automobiles. There are lots of laughs here for small boys, who love to watch steam shovels at work. Steve, the steam shovel in this book, heard a small boy questioning the fact that Steve ate dirt while he ate fruit and bread and butter. So Steve decided to try the new diet, and caused plenty of consternation in the market before he came to his senses and went back to his favorite food.