Terry Widener

Books by This Illustrator

If the Shoe Fits

By: Gary Soto
Illustrated by: Terry Widener
Age Level: 6-9

"Rigo lives in a crowded house with his four siblings, his parents, and his uncle. Accustomed to hand-me-downs, he is thrilled when he gets new shoes for his ninth birthday. He loves them until a neighborhood kid makes fun of them and takes the nickels from the slots in the loafers. The shoes are stashed away until Rigo needs them for a party but finds they no longer fit. Fortunately, he realizes that his uncle could use them for his new job as a waiter. This is a gentle and honest story about a close-knit Mexican-American family." — School Library Journal

Let's Play Baseball

Illustrated by: Terry Widener
Age Level: 3-6

A baseball encourages a boy to play the game, to enjoy the sounds, excitement, and camaraderie of the game. The short, rhyming text is accompanied by humorous illustrations for a playful look at baseball for younger children.

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

Illustrated by: Terry Widener
Age Level: 6-9

Lou Gehrig played 2130 consecutive games for the Yankees (a record that stood until Cal Ripkin many years later). His story as a baseball great is told simply and with humility, reflecting the man himself. As his health deteriorated, Gehrig gave his farewell to a filled Yankee Stadium, declaring he was indeed the "luckiest man on the face of the earth."

Satchel Paige: Don’t Look Back

Illustrated by: Terry Widener
Age Level: 6-9

Baseball great Satchel Paige was a successful pitcher in the Negro Leagues and went on to play in the Major Leagues for several teams. Stylized illustrations increase the Paige legend using exaggerated poses and unique perspective.

Shoe Magic

Illustrated by: Terry Widener
Age Level: 3-6

Shoes of all types are used to introduce children with varied aspirations and backgrounds. Slightly abstracted illustrations echo the warmth and joy of the varied collection of poetry.