Books by Lori Mortensen

IF WENDELL HAD A WALRUS by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A 'stupendiferous, cosmically colossal' good time for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Working to recruit a walrus as a playmate, a small boy living near the ocean serendipitously discovers a new friend. Read full book review >
MOUSEQUERADE BALL by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"It is an enchanting evening to remember (and a fine reminder that even a primary concept can get dressed up). (Picture book. 2-5)"
From one to 10 and back again, the mice get ready for the ball. Read full book review >
COWPOKE CLYDE RIDES THE RANGE by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Another doggone funny cowboy caper chock full o' chuckles. (Picture book. 3-8)"
That ol' rascal Cowpoke Clyde is back in the saddle again for another rollicking ride on the range (Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg, 2013), this time on one of them newfangled machines called a bicycle.Read full book review >
CHICKEN LILY by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Nice addition to storytimes and good bibliotherapy for anyone who's a little chicken. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lily the chicken is chicken. Read full book review >
COWPOKE CLYDE AND DIRTY DAWG by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Plumb funny, fer sure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Gadzooks! Cowpoke Clyde has talents galore, but he just can't corral that big ol' dirty Dawg into the washin' tub, and all Clyde's efforts lead to some mighty hilarious mischief in this cumulative tale set in the old West. Read full book review >
CINDY MOO by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Although it has been done before (many times), this take stands out for its clever heroine who just won't give up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic nursery rhyme gets the cows on the Diddle Farm thinking, but none so much as Cindy Moo, who is determined to jump over the moon. Read full book review >
IN THE TREES, HONEY BEES by Lori Mortensen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Show this entry in the Sharing Nature with Children series to young budding naturalists but be prepared for their questions. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Simple rhymes and striking full-bleed illustrations introduce the daily lives of honeybees to very young readers and listeners. Read full book review >