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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

BEAR'S BIG BOTTOM by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Solid lesson neatly presented. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sometimes, good things come in big packages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HICCUPOTAMUS by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though there's not much to the story, the energetic wordplay coupled with cheery images makes this an easy crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
By a bubbling creek in the jungle, Mouse squeaks out a musical beat. Who else wants to join in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S THE TIME, WILFRED WOLF?  by Jessica Barrah
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"Not the best teaching tool, though it does address aspects of time often left out of other books on time-telling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oh, the problems you can have when you can't tell time! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAD! by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Sweet but not saccharine, this title covers the usual territory in a simple tribute to dads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This gently humorous look at the ways fathers are special is sure to appeal to the preschool set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAMB WHO CAME FOR DINNER by Steve Smallman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"March 2007) or Delphine Perrot's Big Bad Wolf and Me (2006). (Picture book. 5-7)"
A sweet iteration of the "Big Bad Wolf Mellows Out" theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BUNNY? by Steve Smallman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"There are enough bully books around that this one can be safely skipped. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bullying goes pastoral. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRUFF THE GRUMP by Steve Smallman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Just enough this side of saccharine to be genuinely sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A friendly rabbit melts a bear's grizzly exterior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >