Books by Bill Thomson

THE TYPEWRITER by Bill Thomson
Released: March 8, 2016

"Words rule in this intriguing, impressive, imaginative, nearly wordless narrative drama. (Picturebook. 5-9)"
Three kids find an old typewriter, igniting spectacular surprises when they start playing with it. Read full book review >
FOSSIL by Bill Thomson
by Bill Thomson, illustrated by Bill Thomson
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Sometimes imagination can take you too far. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Exploring a lakeshore, a boy and his dog find a series of rocks which, when broken, reveal fossils that come alive in this wordless but vaguely menacing narrative. Read full book review >
SOCCER HOUR by Carol Nevius
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Although there are plenty of glimmerings as to soccer's mechanics—meeting the punt, trapping he ball, fake out moves and rainbow kicks—and the emphasis on practice making perfect is brightly handled, this is not an instruction book; it is a participatory experience, full of crackling atmosphere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As per usual (Karate Hour, 2004, etc.), Thomson's artwork grabs the eye first and never lets it go. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The story is engrossing on many levels to young builders, and the inspiring perspectives and sheer beauty of the artwork will captivate children and adults alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Stunning, photo-realistic paintings entice the reader to pore over the vertical pages in this father-and-son construction venture. Read full book review >
KARATE HOUR by Carol Nevius
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Despite the elaborate illustrations, this offers a more superficial view of karate's inner workings than Anne Rockwell's Chip and the Karate Kick (p. 447), but nonetheless makes an adequate first introduction for prospective karate-kas. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Viewers will definitely feel like participants in this visit to a children's karate class. Read full book review >