Books by Maureen Wright

Released: June 6, 2017

"An older sibling's loving attitude enables an encouraging approach to a sometimes-stressful scenario. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Anna anticipates the arrival of the Tooth Fairy with her first loose tooth but cannot help thinking that her baby sister, Sophie, must be a tooth fairy-in-training since some astute comparisons can be made between the two. Read full book review >
SHARE, BIG BEAR, SHARE! by Maureen Wright
Released: April 25, 2017

"'I like to share…. / It makes me happy deep inside.' To amuse and instruct, one could do a lot worse than Wright and Hillenbrand's bear and old oak. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Big Bear, after a few false starts, remembers to share the fare. Read full book review >
EARTH DAY, BIRTHDAY! by Maureen Wright
Released: April 1, 2012

"Breezy, with a valuable message tucked inside. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Can "the silliest monkey ever seen" share a birthday...with Earth Day? Read full book review >
SNEEZE, BIG BEAR, SNEEZE! by Maureen Wright
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, though the bounce of Wright's verse is welcome, the story is all too slender; for truly satisfying ursine braggadocio, try How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, by Joseph and James Bruchac, illustrated by José Aruego and Ariane Dewey (2001). (Picture book. 3-6) "
Big Bear gets in all kinds of trouble when he takes credit for the work of the wind. Read full book review >
SLEEP, BIG BEAR, SLEEP! by Maureen Wright
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bear-gets-ready-for-winter books abound, but this one's worth adding to any collection. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Big Bear is hard of hearing, so each time Old Man Winter tries to tell him to "Sleep, Big Bear, sleep," he hears something different, from "drive a jeep" to "leap" to "dive deep." Read full book review >