Books by Claire Freedman

PIRATES LOVE UNDERPANTS by Claire Freedman
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Be sure to keep your visit with this undergarment-obsessed pirate crew nice and brief. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's too little that's loony in this tale of piratical pantaloon-loving thieves, in spite of its cheery premise and art. Read full book review >
TEN CHRISTMAS WISHES by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

The cover of this sweet, rhyming story shows three forest animals gazing up at ten shiny stars and the title phrase, which stand out against a deep blue sky with a metallic foil effect. Read full book review >

DINOSAURS LOVE UNDERPANTS by Claire Freedman
DINOSAURS
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

The author and illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants (2007) go to the well again, describing in stumbling verse and colorful but unexceptional art how the dinos wiped themselves out squabbling over their prehistoric panties. Read full book review >

ON THIS SPECIAL NIGHT by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

A group of farm animals is drawn together by an unusually bright star shining over a stable in their neighborhood in this sentimental Nativity story. Read full book review >

I LOVE YOU, SLEEPYHEAD by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

The tender reassurance of a mother's affecting presence at bedtime is a universally appreciated theme (hence its ubiquity), here handsomely rendered by Mendez in fuzzy-edged full-page paintings of animal families, accompanied by a gentle, sometimes lyrical, sometimes imbalanced rhyme. Read full book review >

ONE MAGICAL DAY by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

What child can resist a picture book featuring a multitude of sweet baby animals? Read full book review >

A KISS GOODNIGHT by Claire Freedman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2007

Though not entirely sappy, this inoffensive collection of bedtime rhymes doesn't exactly charm, either. Read full book review >

SQUABBLE AND SQUAWK by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

When best friends Piglet and Yellow Hen get into a big argument, the other animals intercede. Read full book review >

NEW KID IN TOWN by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Mouse rides into town sporting a cowboy hat, boots with spurs and riding a pony on a stick. Read full book review >

SNUGGLE UP, SLEEPY ONES by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

A myriad of young exotic animals end their day and rest their sleepy eyes in this rhythmic bedtime read. Read full book review >

DILLY DUCKLING by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

The wind blows away one of Dilly Duckling's downy feathers and she enlists the help of friends to get it back. Read full book review >

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Archie the bear is having a hard time getting to sleep despite the valiant efforts of his babysitting grandmother in a soothing story that's certain to appeal to even the most resistant young sleeper. Read full book review >

HUSHABYE LILY by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

A noisy farmyard is keeping Lily awake, but Mother Rabbit solves the problem by taking her on a tour of the grounds, allowing her to see for herself how all of the animals are preparing for bed. Read full book review >

GOOSEBERRY GOOSE by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

The clear light of autumn breezes through these pages, as Gooseberry Goose practices landing, taking off, gliding, and doing loop-the-loops. Read full book review >

WHERE’S YOUR SMILE, CROCODILE? by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Kyle wakes up to find that he has misplaced his smile and goes looking for it everywhere, only to realize that it's been there all along. Read full book review >