Books by Sandra Magsamen

BIBLE STORIES FOR LITTLE HEARTS by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2019

"This kind and gentle introduction features endearing art and clunky rhymes. (Board book. 1-3)"
Five Bible stories are told in 10 short pages and illustrated in Magsamen's characteristic faux appliqué style. Read full book review >
PRAYERS FOR LITTLE HEARTS by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"Blandly pleasant; entirely skippable. (Board book. 1-3)"
Precious, nursery-style animals and plants decorate the pages of five classic religious adages. Read full book review >
FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2019

"Just sing the song; this sanitized variant is an additional purchase at best. (Board book. 1-3)"
An unscary twist on the traditional Halloween song for first-time trick-or-treaters, illustrated with Magsamen's signature simulated stitching designs. Read full book review >
BABY LOVE by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2019

"Not every element of this one is perfect, but for providing mothers with an opportunity to say, 'I love you,' to their little ones in a sweet way, it succeeds. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
This mirror-centered board book puts the focus quite literally on baby and mothers' love. Read full book review >
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2018

"A fun but inessential novelty, as much toy as book. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A familiar song repackaged as a board book doubles as a finger puppet. Read full book review >
MAMA LOVES HER SILLY GOOSE! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2018

"While tall in trim size, it's short on content. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A selection of five nursery rhymes and songs embellished with Magsamen's signature characters, patterns, and faux stitch-work. Read full book review >
LOTS OF LOVE LITTLE ONE by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"So sweet it'll have readers heading for their toothbrushes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Another entry in the how-much-I-love-you genre. Read full book review >
I LOVE TO GOBBLE YOU UP! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Delightfully delicious. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This short, sweet, and silly Thanksgiving puppet book is no turkey. Read full book review >
TWINKLE, TWINKLE, YOU'RE MY STAR by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2018

"A bit cringey, but who doesn't love finger puppets? (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This heart-shaped book comes with a star-shaped finger puppet. Read full book review >
PEEK-A-BOOOO! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Too much trick; not enough treat. (Board book. 1-3)"
Magsamen adds assurances of unconditional love to the Halloween section of the board-book shelf. Read full book review >
OWL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"At only 12 pages, it's more puppet than book. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A parent owl, represented by a finger puppet embedded on the top of the book, follows its owlet around in Runaway Bunny fashion. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY GOES NIGHTY-NIGHT by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Cute but cloying. (Board book. 1-3)"
Cute animals are reassured and tucked into bed under lift-the-flap blankets. Read full book review >
ARE YOU MY CUDDLE BUNNY? by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2018

"Cloying or cute but harmless either way. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This tribute to hugs and snuggles boasts tactile features on the cover, bright colors, and simple text. Read full book review >
YOU'RE MY LITTLE CHICKADEE by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"A friendly celebration of love for the youngest of readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
A yellow chick is showered with love. Read full book review >
OUR LITTLE DEER by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A pleasant addition to the Christmas shelf. (Board book. 1-2) "
A little deer is loved. Read full book review >
I LOVE HUGS AND KISSES by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Cuddle up to share these hugs and kisses. (Board book. 1-3)"
This cheerful board book is a sugary paean to love. Read full book review >
I'M WILD ABOUT YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"These cutesy board books come across as just more saccharine fluff. (Board book. 1-3)"
Sweet exclamations of unconditional love and admiration are the order of the day here. Read full book review >
BAA, MOO, I LOVE YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"While the ending is a little sentimental and some of the rhymes a little forced, the simplicity is spot-on for the youngest readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Farm animals greet each other with signature sounds. Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While the cheerful, gold-foil-framed sun on the cover is inviting, the meal served inside will leave readers less than satisfied. (Board book. 2-4)"
Youngsters are invited to make and eat their own breakfast as they lift flaps, open gatefold pages and pull tabs. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, MY LOVE by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"The cozy art and tender verse will appeal to those seeking sentimental bedtime fare. (Board book. 0-18 mos.)"
A quiet and gentle lift-the-flap book from the Sandra Magsamen design franchise. Read full book review >
PEEK-A-BOO, I LOVE YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

A dog with a heart-shaped patch over one eye peeks from behind a squishy fabric heart on the cover of this lift-the-flap board book. "Who's that hiding under there?" Lift the chair-shaped flap on the facing page to reveal, "Peek-a-boo! / a brown bear in a chair." Flaps lift to reveal in turn a dog, cat, cow and a mirror. Peek-a-boos are right up the developmental alley for the board-book audience, but these flaps are made of a regrettably flimsy stock, which clumsy toddler fingers will have difficulty lifting. For as long as they're willing to let their grown-ups drive, this will please them well enough. The publisher gives a 3-6 age range; while preschoolers' small-motor skills can handle the flaps, there's not enough substance to sustain their interest. (6 mos.-2)Read full book review >