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Steven Kellogg is known for expanding stories through his highly detailed, often downright comic, and always engaging illustrations. Using his light touch with delicate line and bright color, not only does he add understated humor, he adds verve, imagination, and depth to any tale — whether or fact or fiction. Though he continues to create books for young readers, some of Kellogg's early books have become classics enjoyed by more than one generation of readers. So meet people you know as you laugh and learn with Steven Kellogg!
The Great Dane, Pinkerton, appears lonely to his girl so she brings home a kitten named Rose to keep him company. But Rose takes over, cowing poor Pinkerton — until he saves her from a pack of angry poodles. A frenetic pace creates raucous humor in this modern classic.
The narrator and her best friends can't have real horses, so they imagine their shared adventures riding. Told with warmth and humor, this lively tale of friendship is sure to please.
Arnold wants a pet but his mother nixes each suggestion. But the boy's imagination is off and running in this recognizable and gently humorous take on families, pets, and ultimately friendship.
John Chapman was a real person who planted apple trees across a young United States. He's better known now as Johnny Appleseed and is the subject of this entertaining, engaging, and accessible tale that chronicles his life from youth to old age.
Paul Bunyan and his ox named Babe are larger than life tall tale heroes — who quite literally helped shape the American landscape. The huge lumberjack is introduced through animated illustrations and lively language as he creates the Grand Canyon and more.
Pecos Bill could tame most anything in the Wild West at least until he came up against a gal called Slewfoot Sue and a horse named Lightning. Steven Kelloggs signature style is ideal for this funny glimpse of a tall tale hero in the pioneer days of the old West.
How could anybody ever stand up to a larger-than-life husband like Davy Crockett? Once readers meet Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, they'll understand and long remember this extraordinary companion to the other legendary Crockett. Kellogg's exaggerated illustrations are a riotously funny complement to this tall tale.
Annie has lost yet another mitten and no matter where she and her dog Oscar look, they just cannot find it. That is, until the snow melts and Annie finds the red mitten as her snowman's heart. The warmth of playing outdoors in the snow is eloquently conveyed.
When Louis' uncle sends a tadpole from a certain lake in Scotland, the small tadpole grows to enormous proportions. With the help of a resourceful librarian, Louis figures out a way to feed his large and ever-hungry Alphonse as well as determine a permanent solution. Humor abounds in this contemporary classic.
Books illustrated by Steven Kellogg
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