The Resource Team Steve, written and illustrated by Kelly Collier

Team Steve, written and illustrated by Kelly Collier

Label
Team Steve
Title
Team Steve
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Kelly Collier
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Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's the annual Race-a-thon in the forest, and Steve is very excited. He wins EVERY year, and Steve LOVES winning ... But this year, they're trying something new - instead of every animal for himself, it's going to be a relay race! "No problemo," says Steve. "I will be on a team with Deer, Rabbit and ... hmm, who else is fast ... oh, and Fox!" Bob explains that to keep things fair, they drew names, and Steve is on a team with Duck, Turtle and Snail. "Wait a sec," says Steve. "A duck waddles, a turtle walks and a snail ... is a snail!" How is Steve supposed to win? As hilarious as ever, this exceptional horse continues to entertain, as he discovers that there is more than one way to be a winner."--
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Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 Steve, that indomitable equine from A Horse Named Steve​ (2017), is back. The forest's annual race is normally his favorite thing, since he always wins (it's his strong bum muscles and long legs). But this year, it's a relay, and Steve's teammates are Duck, Turtle, and Snail. ""Good luck figuring that out,"" says Bob the raccoon. So Steve becomes the team's coach, offering horse-centric advice. On race day, rain creates some obstacles, but Turtle's shell protects him from briars (""He must really be picking up those hooves,"" says Steve), Snail's shell helps her roll down a hill (""Look at Snail gallop!""), and Duck paddles across a marsh (""Way to stretch your neck!""). It's Steve's turn to run, but he's busy congratulating himself for being an excellent coach and doesn't notice the other racers catching up. The two-colored, cheerfully absurd illustrations center the self-absorbed Steve, while other characters pepper the background with sarcastic, and sometimes supportive, asides. Steve may be kind of the worst, but he's also such wacky, irrepressible fun. -- Maggie Reagan (Reviewed 9/21/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 2)
  • Steve the good-natured, self-absorbed horse and his animal friends are back in a story about teamwork and sportsmanship (A Horse Named Steve, 2017). Steve historically wins the annual Race-a-Thon, but this year the forest creatures have decided on a relay race. To be fair, teams are created by drawing names. Imagine Steve's surprise—nay, his consternation—when he's told his teammates are a turtle, a snail, and a duck! How can they win? Steve has a brilliant idea—possibly prompted by his teammates asking: "Coach us?" "Coach us?" He'll "share [his] running wisdom"! His goofy smile never leaves his face as he spouts nonsensical tips, blithely oblivious to the real needs of his students. Readers are in the know. Simple, sepia-toned, cartoon-style art makes body language and facial expressions easy to read. The action unfolds in a neatly paced variety of double-page spreads, vignettes, and panels. If Steve's coaching is ineffective, it's no matter. It turns out that the racecourse combined with weather conditions is optimal for each of his runners' natural abilities. Turtle, snail, and duck each pull ahead of their competitors. Steve is so proud of them (and himself, of course) that he forgets to run his portion! Steve could beat himself up—or conclude that he helped two other teams win. In this comical tale, the lesson lies in how the race is run. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2018)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10733998
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collier, Kelly
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 5-8
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Steve the horse
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horses
  • Running races
  • Teamwork (Sports)
  • Horses
  • Racing
  • Teamwork (Sports)
  • Winning and losing
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Horses
  • Running races
  • Teamwork (Sports)
Target audience
primary
Label
Team Steve, written and illustrated by Kelly Collier
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1019648726
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771389327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019648726
Label
Team Steve, written and illustrated by Kelly Collier
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1019648726
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771389327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019648726

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