Search Results: "Steve Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

TURN OFF THAT LIGHT! by John Crossingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Once young ones catch on to what's happening, they will no doubt demand repeat reads—followed by much switching on and off of the lights. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little hedgehog stars in an interactive bedtime story. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHUGS by Steve Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"It's sweet, but it thematically (and eponymously) replicates Dan Pinto and Benn Sutton's Hedgehug (2011)—with much less verve. (Picture book. 2-5)"
How do you hug if you're a hedgehog? Read full book review >

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"A moving pictorial study of the meaning of home and an implicit critique of society's conception of the good life."
Material destitution coexists with spiritual exaltation in this poetic and photographic meditation on homelessness. Read full book review >

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We've Been Thinking... and It Works by Steve Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The ideas in this earnest but sometimes-muzzy work are hit-and-miss, but the visuals are vibrant."
Homeless people struggling to build a community ponder themselves and society in this photographic meditation, the second installment of Wilson's (The Success of Failure, 2012, etc.) American Street Philosophers series.Read full book review >

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HEDGEHUGS AND THE HATTIEPILLAR by Steve Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A delightful way to share metamorphosis with the littlest listeners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hedgehog best friends Horace and Hattie are back, this time marveling at the wonder that is metamorphosis. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN HIDE-AND-SQUEAK by Steve Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A sweet tale of friendship, both new and old. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Horace and Hattie find a new friend to play with as they hide and seek among the harbingers of fall. Read full book review >

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SHAPES THAT ROLL by Karen Nagel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2009

"An eye-catching, very general introduction to the world of shapes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An orange circle, a pink triangle and a green square introduce children to many different shapes in a visually appealing overview of the topic. Read full book review >

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UP NORTH AT THE CABIN by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1992

"Without the compelling drama of McCloskey's Time of Wonder, but—as a vibrant, affectionate tribute to another region—a worthy of standing on the same shelf. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Happy summer days in Minnesota's north woods are evoked in a generously large book with full-bleed paintings whose lush colors are echoed in the ground of the opposing text to make harmonious double spreads. Read full book review >

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FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

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OUR RIGHTS by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A useful, if not artful awareness tool. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
An introduction to the positive action kids are taking globally to improve the lives of children everywhere. Read full book review >

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CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS by Britt Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This high-wattage debut is a little rough around the edges, but there's nary a dull moment. (afterword) (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
A pair of sisters and a froggy sidekick go up against a horde of fungal jungle dwellers in this frantically paced Canadian import. Read full book review >