Books by Michael Lawrence

BABY CHRISTMAS by Michael Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"However, the attractive illustrations and cover aren't enough to make up for the thin plot, forced humor and inane dialogue. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This British import describes the holiday experiences of Father Christmas, Mother Christmas and their young son, Baby Christmas. Read full book review >
A CRACK IN THE LINE by Michael Lawrence
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Convoluted but compelling, this moving tale dwells on life, grief, and choices. (Fiction. YA)"
Alaric meets another version of himself in an intriguing story of multiple universes. Read full book review >
THE TOILET OF DOOM by Michael Lawrence
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fans of Mary Rodgers's Freaky Friday (1972) and Summer Switch (1982), as well as readers who find those classics a bit creaky in the joints, won't be able to put this down. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A computer game becomes a little too interactive for Jiggy McCue and buds in this all-out, innuendo-laden farce. Read full book review >
THE KILLER UNDERPANTS by Michael Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Replete with arch innuendo and pants-down misadventures that would make anyone but the irrepressible Jiggy want to crawl into a hole to die of embarrassment, this snappy episode will fly off library shelves on the, er, coattails of Captain Underpants. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Not even his encounter with a spectral Poltergoose (2002) prepares Jiggy McCue—or readers—for his next challenge: underwear with a mind of its own. Read full book review >
THE POLTERGOOSE by Michael Lawrence
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Fans of garbage and bathroom humor, who don't mind cardboard characters and contrived situations, will be in hog heaven with this series opener—the next installment of which, Killer Underpants, is due soon. (Fiction. 9-11)"
There's a dark edge to this slapstick import. Read full book review >
BABY LOVES HUGS AND KISSES by Michael Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A cheery tale that is bound to please fans of Baby Loves and enchant a new generation of readers. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Lawrence's lovable infant basks in the warmth of familial affection in this exuberant companion title to Baby Loves. Read full book review >