Books by Carolyn Lesser

GREAT POLAR BEAR by Carolyn Lesser
Released: June 15, 2018

"For die-hard polar bear fans. (author's notes, map) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A year in the life of the majestic denizen of the far north. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1999

"Although spots are the unifying theme, the creatures have been carefully selected not only for their markings but for their habitats or biomes, identified and outlined in a final glossary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this visual feast from Lesser and Regan (Dig Hole, Soft Mole, 1996), so striking are the oil and gouache wildlife portraits that, despite the counting book framework, numbers are nearly an afterthought. Read full book review >
STORM ON THE DESERT by Carolyn Lesser
Released: April 1, 1997

"The fluid watercolors are particularly evocative in displays of wind and driving rain. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-12)"
Lesser (Dig Hole, Soft Mole, 1996, etc.) uses poetic prose and vivid language to give splendor and life to a natural event. Read full book review >
DIG HOLE, SOFT MOLE by Carolyn Lesser
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Enchanting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lesser (Great Crystal Bear, p. 376, etc.) provides an appealing introduction to a little known animal: the star-nosed mole, who is not only an expert digger, but an excellent swimmer. Read full book review >
GREAT CRYSTAL BEAR by Carolyn Lesser
Released: March 1, 1996

"The book works best as a complement to more straightforward books about the polar bear. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Lesser (What a Wonderful Day to be a Cow, 1995, etc.) weaves a surprising number of facts into a lyrical narrative about a year in the life of a polar bear. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 1995

"Month by month, Lesser and Mathis create an exuberant paean to life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What a wonderful way to teach children the months of the year, on a farm where every living thing is snug and secure. Read full book review >