Search Results: "Susan Steggall"


BOOK REVIEW

COLORS by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Aside from the spinnable color wheel insert at the end of the book, there is little here to hold the attention of even the most digger-crazy toddler. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Another contribution to the crowded field of big-truck picture books, with a focus on color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOWING THE TRACTOR by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful book that will stand up to repeated readings on a lap or in a group setting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Over the course of a year, all manner of birds and animals follow a farmer as he works the fields with his tractor. Read full book review >

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RED CAR, RED BUS by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Still, a rich opportunity for repeat visits and a masterful display of the manipulation of the chosen material. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gorgeously crafted paper illustrations reveal the interconnectedness of a small town's inhabitants while introducing young readers to colors and the concept of patterns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF A CAR by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A utilitarian foray into the wonderful world of the automobile that should satisfy the curious and provide just enough visuals to delight very young auto aficionados. (Picture book. 3-8)"
As the title suggests, this is a step-by-step portrait of the life-cycle of a car. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE ROAD by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Extra zoom comes through the vividly colored, torn-paper illustrations that fill the oversized pages and almost crunch with texture. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this vehicle-rich road trip, the burgeoning travel and automobile enthusiast will like what he sees: a road crowded with cars, vans, semi-trucks, dump trucks, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, cement mixers, and various and sundry roadwork machinery. Read full book review >

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THE DIGGERS ARE COMING! by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Perfect for the very young truck fanatic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All kinds of bruising vehicles have a part in creating a new housing development in this muscular import from the U.K. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY BOATS by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Beguiling and visually compelling. Sail away! (Picture book. 2-7)"
The harbor contains a surprising variety of fascinating boats of all sizes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RATTLE AND RAP by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Once that's done, it's a journey to be savored again and again. (Picture book. 2-6)"
All aboard for a fast-paced trip to the seaside. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRING ON THE BIRDS by Susan Stockdale
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Broader in geographical range and even simpler in design, this makes a natural follow-up to Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch (1990) as a primary introduction to our avian cousins. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Over rhyming captions that only occasionally exceed three or four words, Stockdale presents painted portraits of 21 wild birds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 25, 2011

"This appealing work stands as both a portrait of two unconventional women and a celebration of the possibilities of arts patronage. (author/illustrator's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
An affectionate, lively examination of the reciprocal relationship between a great artist and two great art lovers. Read full book review >