Author and illustrator Steve Jenkins is a favorite of mine. He has written and illustrated over 20 science books for young audiences, including the SB&F Prize winner, Sisters & Brothers, a delightful look at sibling relationships in the animal world. His books are appealing to children of all ages. In fact I read the board book version of Move! to my two and a half year old and she loves it! His most recent book is Bones. This book is an artistic, but accurate view of the bones of the human body. The text is simple, yet engaging. And, as usual, the illustrations are captivating. Mr. Jenkins not only researches and writes his books, he is also an accomplished artist. He uses paper collage to illustrate his books. Vibrant colors of wrinkled and torn paper come together to create vivid, real-life images.
A few SB&F favorites by Steve Jenkins:
Bones (Houghton Mifflin, 2010)
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember (Houghton Mifflin, 2009)
Sisters & Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World (Houghton Mifflin, 2008)
Living Color (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)
Move! (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
Prehistoric Actual Size (Houghton Mifflin, 2005)
What Do You Do With a Tale Like This? (Houghton Mifflin, 2003)
Animals in Flight (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)
Big and Little (Houghton Mifflin, 1996)
Please visit http://www.stevejenkinsbooks.com for more information.
7 Sep 2010 10:41 AM