My little boy loves cars – he especially loves car noises. He finds them hilarious. Steve Light’s latest board book of things that go, hits all the right buttons for my son Reggie. First and foremost, it’s robust enough to withstand his brutal handling of books and their pages. Inside the book, are a variety of different cars, from a police car to a monster truck and each one is accompanied by the unique chorus of noise they make. Reggie loves hearing me read aloud the VRROOOM VRMs and the BRRM BROOOOMs (equally, I like making them).
Published by Chronicle books.
Publishing date: 25th April 2016
Have You Seen my Monster?
The follow up to Have you seen my Dragon? In the first book, you search for the dragon, hidden amongst the cityscape. It’s a superb finding book; however – the book is essentially a counting book. Check out my review.
In Steve Light’s new book, we search for a monster as he enjoys himself at the fairground. Only this time, we are not learning to count, we are learning the names of 2D shapes. What a fantastic way to learn all those tricky names – squares, triangles, trapezoids, ellipses, kites and more.
Steve Light has blended classic concept book themes, to create fun, educational and original children’s books. His black and white, pen and ink illustrations with splashes of vivid colour are beautiful to look at and full of energy.
I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series.
Have you seen my magpie? That would be cool.
Published by Walker Books
Here are 10 magpies Steve drew for me some time ago.
HAVE YOU SEEN MY DRAGON? Copyright © 2014 by Steve Light. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.
It’s a counting book like no other. Each spread of the book is full of fascinating scenes and activities. Kids and adults alike will have tons of fun as they discover the events and places within the book. Help the young boy locate his dragon. Scan the pages and see if you can find out what the missing beast is up to, as he travels through the bustling city. Has he gone for a swim in river by the sailboats? Is he quenching his thirst from the water towers above the streets? Has he gone for a day trip to the zoo?
The book is beautifully illustrated with pen-and-ink, with splashes of colour that catch the eye and lift the illustrations from the pages.
You can purchase the book from Amazon.
Steve Light’s illustrations remind me of the street art created by ‘The London Police’. I adore this book! Thanks for sending it Steve.
Images from The London Police website.
I am insanely happy with this devastatingly magnificent illustration from Steve Light.
Thank you Steve.