Search Results: "Steve Tomecek"


BOOK REVIEW

DIRT by Steve Tomecek
by Steve Tomecek, illustrated by Nancy Woodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Instructions for making and exploring a soil ecosystem in a bottle complete the picture. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Lots of neat facts and easy-to-read explanations about dirt (or soil, as the scientists prefer) can be found in this Jump Into Science title for young readers. Read full book review >

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STARS by Steve Tomecek
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Overall a solid foundation for future astronomy studies. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The latest in the Jump Into Science series is a sure winner for future astronomers and their stargazing parents. Read full book review >

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MOON by Steve Tomecek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A great in-depth look at how the moon's features formed and a starting place to understanding the changing shape of the moon. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
The latest in the Jump Into Science series is another thumbs up for the author as well as for future space walkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY GOES BANANAS by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Teachers and parents of short-fused toddlers will read this over and over. Serve with bananas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Betty's hunger gets the better of her when she faces a banana she cannot open. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY CAT by Steve Henry
Kirkus Star
by Steve Henry, illustrated by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Plenty of visual cues, lots of repetition and a clear story arc make this a perfect choice for beginning readers—and parents pressed for time will likely be happy to find such a short, sweet read-aloud. (Early reader.4-7)"
This cheery entry in the I Like to Read series successfully tells a simple tale and creates a sense of community using just 20 unique words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICK by Steve Breen
by Steve Breen, illustrated by Steve Breen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A promising beginning. (Picture book. 4-6)"
For his children's debut, Pulitzer Prize-winner Breen sends a small frog with a sticky tongue and notably bad aim on an impromptu tour of New Orleans and environs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2009

"Once again, Jenkins provides an almost irresistible entry into our natural world for the youngest readers. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
From above the surface to the bottom of the deepest sea canyon, unusual creatures inhabit every level of our oceans, even those seemingly hostile to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSS IN BOOTS by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
adapted by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This playful and rich adaptation, complete with a heroine who is male in most versions, is fresh and full of energy. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-5)"
This collage adaptation of the old tale is alive with texture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLAP, SQUEAK & SCATTER by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"While the title will provide a first look at animal communication, it is not as successful as Jenkins's previous efforts. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Jenkins, whose art can be seen in his own and others' books on natural themes, here provides an introduction to the ways animals communicate, with brief text and full-color torn- and cut-paper collages. Read full book review >

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HOTTEST, COLDEST, HIGHEST, DEEPEST by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Such quibbling only makes the book more valuable, inspiring readers to do further research after they've been visually seduced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once again, Jenkins (Big and Little, 1996, etc.) provides jaw-dropping facts and extremely elegant paper collages to illustrate the amazing natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO by Steve Lavis
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"The last spread is a group shot, with the words hanging overhead like a visual cacophony of sound—a phonetic finale to otherwise standard fare. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Counting cows and chickens while making animal sounds is nothing new to the toddler set. Read full book review >