Search Results: "Stephen Savage"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A spooky good time. (Board book. 1-3)"
Pumpkins are picked up one by one in a spooky board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Although the landscapes Savage creates are highly stylized, they have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this strong graphic treatment of a traditional theme, 10 Halloween pumpkins are spirited away or destroyed one by one by various seasonally appropriate, sometimes-scary entities: a scarecrow, a mummy, a bolt of lightning, a hungry ghost, alligators in a pond, pirates ("Arrr!"), an owl, a witch and a spider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE ACCESS by Stephen  Savage
ANIMALS
Released: July 18, 2007

"This offering is the very definition of 'additional purchase.' (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Lift-the-flap factoids and a Ms. Frizzle wannabe form the gimmicks obviously designed to make this effort stand out from a crowded pack—with limited success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR BEAR MORNING by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"It's crystal clear, this is another winner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hooray, this companion to Polar Bear Night (2004) is as charming and attractive as its predecessor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? by Stephen  Savage
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's another slow day at the zoo—not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIXED-UP TRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A good reminder for adults that giving instructions is an art and that mistakes will be made from time to time (and that white powder not intended for small mixers should be put out of reach). (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
A brightly striped cement mixer tries to do the job right on its first day, with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-designed winner for ambitious little pilots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At flight school, Little Plane learns skywriting by practicing "arcs, dives, and loopity-loops." But the last present a particular problem for him, as the circling maneuver makes him dizzy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR BEAR NIGHT by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This bedtime story will captivate young listeners; it sparkles just like ice crystals on a moonlit night. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Beckoned by a moonlit stillness, a polar-bear cub wakes up and sets out for the sky, sea, and ice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FATHERS ARE COMING HOME by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"Savage's illustrations—glowing, blocky linocuts, which evoke in line, shape and color the classic work of Esphyr Slobodkina—do their best, but they cannot lift this barely middling text to greatness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The author of Goodnight Moon has, justifiably, been apotheosized into the pantheon of children's literature's greats. Read full book review >