Search Results: "Steve Smallman"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOW YOUR NOSE, BIG BAD WOLF! by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Even lovers of fractured fairy tales will see straight through these. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children learn the value of sharing (and tissues) in this remake of "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

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DRAGON STEW by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The ending's a bit of a letdown, but readers both young and old should laugh at the resemblance of these ragtag Vikings to resourceful kids battling boredom in the backyard. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Five bored Vikings went out hiking," looking for adventure...or just something to do. Read full book review >

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THE MONKEY WITH A BRIGHT BLUE BOTTOM by Steve Smallman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

How did the jungle animals get to be so colorful? Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO CRIED WOLF by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A watered-down rendition…sexist too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bored princess switches places with a shepherd boy—and then decides to make her new job more exciting. Read full book review >

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WHO'S BAD, WHO'S GOOD, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD? by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"The waters are left a bit muddied, but this is still a serviceable reminder that 'yell, run, and tell' is a good start. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bad bunny figures significantly in this twist on the original "stranger danger" tale. Read full book review >

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POO IN THE ZOO! by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Certain to excite gushes—of hysterical laughter, that is—from lone readers and storytime audiences alike. (Poopture book. 4-10)"
Proving that there's always something new at the zoo, a pile of luminescent poop leaves even the designated poo-scooper flabbergasted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >