Books by Lena Anderson

HEDGEHOG’S SECRET by Lena Anderson
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

"It's a great place to be,' ' says Hedgehog—and that's the spirit that pervades this tender episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The motherly hedgehog who welcomed visiting friends in Tea For Ten (2000) is suddenly meeting them at the door with " ‘I really don't have time just now, / I hope you'll understand somehow. / We'll eat and play another day, / but now I have to go, okay?' " Soon Pig, little Teddy, Elephant, and Lottie, a human child, are lined up on the bench beneath Hedgehog's window, wondering what's up. Read full book review >
TICK-TOCK by Lena Anderson
Released: April 10, 1998

"The book will sing to those who love Jill Murphy's A Quiet Night In (1994), and translates beautifully to uses in foster-care and group-home situations. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This bedtime story, populated with a variety of toy-like animals, will strike a chord with readers accustomed to wearing out their caregivers. Read full book review >
STINA'S VISIT by Lena Anderson
Released: May 24, 1991

"Warm but uneventful; still, Anderson's portrayal of affection and her eye for detail and the many nuances of her scenes rival Shirley Hughes's in their skill, charm, and humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The little girl introduced in Stina (1989) again visits her grandfather at his Swedish seaside cottage; this time the story is centered on jollying elderly friend ``Stretchit'' out of his birthday doldrums and listening to his seafaring tall tales. Read full book review >
BUNNY BOX by Lena Anderson
illustrated by Lena Anderson
Released: March 31, 1991

"Perceptive, beautifully drawn, perfect to share. (Picture book. 0-4)"
The forthright toddler and cheerful big rabbit of Bunny Party (1989) now joined by a delightful baby bunny. Read full book review >
Released: March 26, 1989

Two absolutely enchanting wordless books about a small, towheaded child and a slightly larger rabbit, ln Bunny Party, the child is dozing over her pacifier when Bunny arrives for a festive meal; she watches with increasing delight as he brings—one by one—tablecloth, utensils, a pot of food, flowers, even the light to hang overhead, and a violin. Read full book review >