Books by Mike Jolley

FORGOTTEN JUNGLE by Amanda Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2018

"Unsuitable for school or public library shelves but giftworthy starter kits for budding Braques and preschool Pollocks. (Novelty. 4-8)"
Nine prepared scratchboards packaged with a wooden stylus offer invitations to reveal a thematic set of artist's scenes or, with selective scraping, add customized shapes and patterns to each. Read full book review >
JOURNEYS OF DISCOVERY by Amanda Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"Superficial at best. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Readers are introduced to 10 notable expeditions through history and challenged to identify anachronisms in as many tableaux. Read full book review >
SEARCH AND FIND ALPHABET OF ALPHABETS by A.J. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"An extravaganza for alphabetarians. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An A to Z of themed alphabets, each teeming with disarranged items or figures to spot. Read full book review >
SECRET SEA by Amanda Wood
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Still, with its companion, pretty gift items for budding Botticellis and preschool Picassos. (Novelty. 4-8)"
Partly concealed behind a layer of a removable black coating, nine nautical scenes can be fully revealed—or customized—with an enclosed wooden stylus. Read full book review >
LANDS OF LONG AGO by A.J. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"Eye-opening discoveries await readers who think wheelbarrows, eyeglasses, street signs, and forks have always been around. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Ten scenes from Neolithic Britain to the "golden age of piracy" are laced with anachronisms for alert young historians to spot. Read full book review >
NATURAL WORLD by Amanda Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Best for casual browsing; for systematic, reliable information, look elsewhere. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A broad overview of the biosphere, with hundreds of stylish plant and animal portraits. Read full book review >
RAINBOW FUN! by Emily Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Fingers and voice work as well or better, for free. (6-18 mos.)"
Concentric die-cuts give this color book a tactile element. Read full book review >