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The Steves

Written by Morag Hood

Illustrated by Morag Hood

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The Steves Review

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With its comic storyline and bright, bold, minimalist illustrations, The Steves is another bit of picture book genius from the hugely talented Morag Hood. It stars two young puffins, both lively and busy, both called Steve – which is where the trouble starts. The two compete – with increasing determination and bluster – to be top, ‘the Stevest Steve’. Watching their antics as they try to best one another is very funny and the illustrations brim with vitality right to the last page, with its unexpected twist. Children will laugh out loud at what the two Steves get up to, but they’ll recognise all the emotions they’re feeling too. Brilliant!

Andrea Reece

The Steves Synopsis

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.

The Steves Press Reviews

Enormous fun - Kirkus

Every detail ... is crisply brilliant, without a wasted word or line - Times Literary Supplement

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

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

superlative comedy -- Imogen Russell Williams - Guardian

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ISBN: 9781509834846
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781509834839
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509834846
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Morag Hood
Illustrator: Morag Hood
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Funny

About Morag Hood

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, ...

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