Books by Tina Macnaughton

GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU by Danielle McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"Overall, a sweet if not inspiring book that readers will enjoy, though they are not likely to remember it long. (Board book. 1-4)"
A sweet, softly illustrated addition to the genre of children's rhyming bedtime books. Read full book review >
ONE COZY CHRISTMAS by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"While this plot is not as strong as other Little Hedgehog outings, fans will enjoy another cozy Christmas story about the endearing creature and his special hat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Hedgehog celebrates another happy Christmas with his animal buddies in this latest entry in a popular series. Read full book review >
CUDDLES FOR MOMMY by Ruby Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Cuddles are nice, but this book isn't needed to prompt them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Owl has a whole catalog full of cuddles, but she can't decide which one to give Mommy. Read full book review >
BEDTIME BLESSING by Becky Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Reassuring and somnolent. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sweet bedtime book delivers the message of God's love and care. Read full book review >
ONE SNOWY RESCUE by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A sweet friendship, lovingly and gently portrayed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kindhearted Little Hedgehog worries about his friends in the aftermath of a huge blizzard. Read full book review >
ONE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A strong outing for Little Hedgehog; the cozy Christmas setting is a bonus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest entry in the Little Hedgehog series finds him delivering Christmas gifts for Santa Claus, who is stuck at home with a cold. Read full book review >
ONE STARRY NIGHT by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Impossibly cute-looking animals, embossed stars and minor close calls add up to a delightful bedtime adventure story for children who absolutely, positively can't stand tension. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Hedgehog and his friends enjoy a splendid evening of stargazing. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Macnaughton's illustrations suit the young audience, with adorable animals sweetly taking care of their young, but they are not enough to outweigh the text's many flaws. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When little Panda wonders where the forest has gone, his mother explains that people have cut down the trees. Read full book review >
TIME FOR BED, LITTLE ONE by Caroline Pitcher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Macnaughton's signature luminous pastels depict cuddlesome wild creatures and serene, unsullied landscapes—an idealism that many families will cherish. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bedtime stories about animals that sleep in daytime are increasingly numerous, but this one, about a young fox who stays up past its dawn bedtime, stands out sweetly. Read full book review >
ONE RAINY DAY by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The gentle story would have been just as effective, however, without the glittery umbrella and shiny raincoat, and the gimmick does nothing to affect its fundamentally ephemeral nature. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Frequent collaborators Butler and Macnaughton present another Little Hedgehog story, this time about rain and a very special umbrella. Read full book review >
THE LITTLEST OWL by Caroline Pitcher
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"While a positive message about varied developmental speed is always welcome, Leo the Late Bloomer remains the more authentic and emotionally satisfying way to meet this need. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Four white eggs lie in the nest in the willow tree. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE LOST ROBIN by Elizabeth Baguley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"But while the story is sweet, readers are left with a slightly unfinished feeling, wondering why Robin stayed behind, and what the future holds for old Hare. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unusual friendship survives a wintry storm. Read full book review >
ONE MAGICAL DAY by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A good bedtime book, this is likely to be popular with both parents and children. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What child can resist a picture book featuring a multitude of sweet baby animals? Read full book review >
ONE WINTER’S DAY by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Little Hedgehog's tender story is about true compassion and pure generosity, illustrating how goodness rarely goes unnoticed. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a great wind blows apart Little Hedgehog's nest, he snuggles into his vivid orange-and-red hat, scarf and mittens. Read full book review >
WHILE ANGELS WATCH by Marni McGee
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though the religious underpinnings of the story are a bit unclear, and the rhyming verses don't always scan, this effort does achieve a rather magical air, mainly due to the appealing illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A playful, rhyming text describes one interpretation of the mysterious influence of angels on the natural world, from choosing the colors of the dawn sky to showing spiders how to spin their webs. Read full book review >
SNOW FRIENDS by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A crinkly plastic coating for the snowmen adds both visual and tactile interest to this simple, cheery outing. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Suggesting that romps in the snow are better with friends, Butler and Mcnaughton set a solitary little bear to making a snowman. Read full book review >
SNUGGLE UP, SLEEPY ONES by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"A sensory treat all around, but the flowing cadence of the rhyming couplets will lull young sleepyheads pleasantly into la-la land. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A myriad of young exotic animals end their day and rest their sleepy eyes in this rhythmic bedtime read. Read full book review >