The Steves by Morag Hood 

The Steves by Morag Hood  (Author)

 

Publisher ‏ : ‎          Two Hoots; Main Market edition

Paperback ‏ : ‎         32 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1509834842

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1509834846

Reading age ‏ : ‎     2 – 5 years

 

A brilliantly funny and brightly colourful story perfect for Steves everywhere.

When Steve meets Steve, neither can believe it. Surely one of them must be the first Steve, the best Steve, the Stevest Steve . . . The claims of each puffin become sillier and sillier as the argument descends into name-calling – until both Steves realize there’s really no need to fall out over a name.

The feuding puffins perfectly reflect the sort of silly arguments children have – and The Steves shows just how pointless they are. The bold, brilliantly coloured, graphic illustrations will have you laughing out loud in this glorious book from Morag Hood, creator of the hilarious Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea, Aalfred and Aalbert and author of Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert.

Review

superlative comedy — Imogen Russell Williams ― Guardian

Cleverly capturing the dynamics of childhood arguments and rivalries, Hood’s brilliant graphic illustrations are an absolute stand out. ― The Bookseller

The bold and inventive use of colour, eye-catching designs and a story full of wisdom, dry humour and a child’s eye view of the world, are guaranteed to win the hearts of readers young and old ― Lancashire Evening Post

Every detail … is crisply brilliant, without a wasted word or line ― Times Literary Supplement Published On: 2018-04-22

Enormous fun ― Kirkus

It’s bold, bright, colourful and hilariously funny ― Muddy Stilettos

About the Author

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. Her self-authored books include Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea, When Grandad was a Penguin, I Am Bat, The Steves, Aalfred and Aalbert, Brenda Is a Sheep and Spaghetti Hunters, and she is also the author of Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert, illustrated by Ella Okstad. The pet duck is yet to make an appearance.