Search Results: "Steve Voake"


BOOK REVIEW

HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE TREMENDOUS TROUSERS by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Lots of laughs and hijinks make this fast-paced series great for readers with a sophisticated funny bone. (Chapter book. 7-11)"
Best buddies Hooey and Twig are back, this time competing in a contest to invent something that will make the world a safer place. Read full book review >

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THE WEB OF FIRE by Steve Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"One can only hope that if a third installment is in the works, it will return with the richness of detail that made the first so interesting. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Sam and Skipper are back in this sequel to The Dreamwalker's Child (2006). Read full book review >

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THE DREAMWALKER’S CHILD by Steve Voake
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"An immensely enjoyable read, one can only hope that a series will soon follow. (Fantasy. 12+)"
In his debut, Voake has taken a dollop of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl character, added a dash of atmosphere from Stephen King and Peter Straub's The Talisman (2002) and created something uniquely and delightfully his own. Read full book review >

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DAISY DAWSON IS ON HER WAY! by Steve Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Meserve's abundant comical sketches add bounce to this already-sweet wisp of a tale that gladdens the heart. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Daisy, small for her age, has a big imagination, one that often leads her to dawdling during flights of fancy. Read full book review >

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HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE SHARK by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Fast-paced fun. (Chapter book. 7-12)"
Best friends Hooey and Twig go to great lengths to raise money to buy a giant chocolate egg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO TWINS by Charlotte Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"The simple text, set in an oversized type, is complemented by illustrations outlined in bold strokes and filled in with soft, expressive watercolors, creating an enjoyable storytime experience. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Move over Dick and Jane: "Here are the twins / This is Charlotte. / This is Simon. / They're not like each other at all." Read full book review >

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GINGER by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is a simple tale, paced to perfection, while its parallels to the arrival of a new baby in a household give it a practical dimension. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flawless tale of two cats, well-suited to story hours, to be read and reread. Read full book review >

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MR. DAVIES AND THE BABY by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Readers will want to take Mr. D. for a walk anytime; Voake would be wise to unleash him again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Davies, a spry little terrier, decides to go along with his neighbor, a young mother, when she takes her baby for a stroll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Charlotte Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An attractive collection that leaves plenty to the visual imagination; an excellent choice for home, classroom, or library. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-8)"
Ten tales in fine versions for reading or telling, some a bit changed or updated, as if by a skilled teller, or with the violence toned down (the little pig still cooks the wolf but doesn't eat him; Red Riding Hood survives, as she does in the Grimm's version), but essentially traditional in language and event. Read full book review >

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TWEEDLE DEE DEE by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

With quick, sketchy strokes of pen and brush, Voake creates a massive tree with birds and squirrels in the branches and two children setting up a picnic below as a setting for her lightly reworked version of the cumulative folksong most commonly called "The Green Grass Grew All Around." Read full book review >

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GINGER FINDS A HOME by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The image of the little girl jumping for joy as Ginger tentatively comes back inside is outdone in cheer only by the picture of the former stray sunbathing in the patch of weeds where he used to live. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Large type and scratchy watercolor-and-ink illustrations enliven this story of how Ginger (2000) first arrived on the scene. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE TRAIN by Charlotte Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Voake (Ginger, 1997, etc.) coaxes wonders from scant text and spare, deft watercolors that detail the pleasures of waiting on a bridge for a train to pass underneath. Read full book review >