Books by Tom Slaughter

BOAT WORKS by Tom Slaughter
Released: May 29, 2012

"No need for a life jacket; all these vessels glide smoothly into port. (Board book. 1-3)"
When you sail away on these seas, the vessel can be any you choose. Read full book review >
DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE WILL GROW? by Susan A. Shea
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"8230;) clear a space on the shelves for this one, even though it may never be there for long. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shea's children's-book debut is a clever, rhymed test of kids' notions of living and nonliving things that's great for both lap and group sharing. Read full book review >
SAME SAME by Marthe Jocelyn
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"An inviting way of introducing connections and commonalities. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Giving preschoolers and even aging toddlers food for thought, on each page Slaughter and Jocelyn group three items—all rendered as bright, very simple graphic images in primary colors plus black, white and green—that share a common characteristic: "round things," "things that make music," "things that fly." Read full book review >
EATS by Marthe Jocelyn
by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 9, 2007

"A good choice for storytime sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The creators of One Some Many (2004) are back, this time with a concept book about what different animals eat. Read full book review >
ABC x 3 by Marthe Jocelyn
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"An uneven outing from a team that usually does better, but refreshing for its multicultural outlook. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with simple paper-cuts in bright, high contrast colors, this trilingual alphabet pairs upper and lower case letters in a sans serif face with appropriate, if sometimes unexpected, shapes, animals or items captioned in English, Spanish and French. Read full book review >
OVER UNDER by Marthe Jocelyn
SIZE, SHAPES & PATTERNS
Released: March 8, 2005

"With just enough extraneous detail to keep it from being pedantic, this will inspire plenty of repeat visits as it enriches younger viewers' verbal and visual vocabularies. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Slaughter explores more concepts with the same supersaturated colors and cut-paper, predominantly animal, forms that make One Some Many (2004) and 1 2 3: A Counting Book (2003) such toddlers' delights. Read full book review >
ONE SOME MANY by Marthe Jocelyn
COLORS
Released: June 8, 2004

"Too bad it tries to be so many things. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A combination concept and counting book, this would work better if it were one or the other. Read full book review >
ONE, TWO, THREE by Tom Slaughter
COLORS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

For children at the very dawn of numeracy, Slaughter's paper collages offers one-to-ten counting (and modern art) practice on a set of commonplace, easily recognizable items—an apple, eyeglasses, buttons, beach balls, and the like—all rendered with utmost simplicity in bright primary colors. Read full book review >