The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew

The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew

By Maxwell Newhouse

Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780887769139, 24pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2010

For some families, part-time jobs for children are a way to impart all kinds of skills and experience. For others, it's a matter of necessity if kids want spending money. Maxwell Newhouse, who is a plumber as well as an author and artist, understands this. The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew is a group of kids who have lots to offer their neighbors: from babysitting cranky toddlers to lending a hand in a garden, washing windows, and even helping an elderly lady who needs support to keep up with her friends online.
Lively folk-style paintings work with a simple text to inspire kids to take part in their own communities.

About the Author
Maxwell Newhouse is one of the country's most accomplished folk artists. His work is exhibited in galleries across Canada. He is well known for his paintings of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which are gathered together for the first time in The RCMP Musical Ride. He has illustrated five books for Tundra, including Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World by Jo Ellen Bogart, Laura Secord by Janet Lunn, and, Let's Go for a Ride, which he both wrote and illustrated and was nominated for a Governor General's Award for illustration. He lives in Cultus Lake, British Columbia.

Praise For The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew

“Warmly rendered folk-art-style oil paintings show the house coming together over time. Varied perspectives focus on the people as much as on the work they do, reinforcing the importance of teamwork and specialization.”
School Library Journal

“Children intrigued by construction will enjoy the level of detail, which includes a look at a variety as well as the exploits of Max’s troubleseeking terrier. Fresh and informative.”