Books by Lorna Hussey

THIS BEAR'S BIRTHDAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Released: June 20, 2017

"Bear's confident, lovable approach to life will serve little ones well. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Reaching an age of some independence and self-sufficiency is the highlight of this little bear's birthday milestone. Read full book review >
PIGLOO by Anne Marie Pace
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"This wintery pig tale is cute but possibly not cute enough. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This little pig went exploring. Read full book review >
GOOD GOOD FATHER by Chris Tomlin
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The lofty symbolism of this allegorical tale may be above the comprehension level of literal-minded children. (authors' note) (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
This Christian allegory presents a little bear who asks an all-powerful lion king for his help in solving the problems of other bear cubs. Read full book review >
NOT THIS BEAR by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Released: June 23, 2015

"A reassuring book to share with just about any set-in-his-ways child. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When given the space and time he needs to acclimate, a young bear learns to love all the new things about school. Read full book review >
NONSENSE VERSE by Lewis Carroll
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

Hussey's jewel-hued, tongue-in-cheek art gyres and gimbles about and between 13 Carrollian selections: a mix of the usual suspects; a pair of limericks; and such lesser known gems as "The King Fisher's Song," "Little Birds," and "The White Knight's Ballad"— "I'll tell thee everything I can; / There's little to relate. / I saw an aged aged man, / A-sitting on a gate. / ‘Who are you, aged man?' I said. / ‘And how is it you live?' / And his answer trickled through my head / Like water through a sieve." Most of the small accompanying figures, human or animal, are richly dressed and posed to show off their finery to best effect; some, such as the winged pig coming in for a landing beside the sated Walrus and Carpenter, refer directly back to the text, while others take fanciful tangents. Despite the lack of cited sources, this makes a tasty literary snack on the way to Wonderland. (Poetry. 7-10)Read full book review >