Search Results: "Lauren Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

POLAR BEAR MORNING by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"It's crystal clear, this is another winner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hooray, this companion to Polar Bear Night (2004) is as charming and attractive as its predecessor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE'S FIRST CHRISTMAS by Lauren Thompson
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Insubstantial but wrapped prettily. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mouse's First Christmas (32 pp.; $12.00; Oct. 1; 0-689-82325-8) Arriving in the snowy avalanche of holiday titles, this book begins with a bit of rhymed play on the beginning of Clement Moore's poem, as Mouse investigates something "sweet and sparkly," a cookie, "warm and melty" hot cocoa, and so on through candy, bells, angels, candles, presents, the tree, and finally, Santa himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE IS AN OPEN HEART by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Young readers will find a lot more to hope for in Thompson's The Apple Pie That Papa Baked (2007), illustrated by Jonathan Bean. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Photographs: a child behind a raindrop-spattered window; a child's face bearing a single tear; a long shot of a child holding her mother's hand on the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEE LITTLE BUNNY by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"But there's no question author and illustrator know their audience: As with the other titles it's just the ticket for urging recent graduates of toddlerdom to check out their world's boundaries and then coaxing them back into the fold and mama's lap. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Joining Wee Little Chick (2008) and Wee Little Lamb (2009), a fuzzy bunny "all brand new" exuberantly hops out to explore a grassy meadow until Mama's call ("Story time!") brings him hurtling back home for a cozy recap of the day's small adventures. Read full book review >

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WEE LITTLE LAMB by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Yes, let the wild rumpus start. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Oozing verbal and visual glucose on every page, this parent-child episode will draw timorous toddlers like flies to marshmallow creme—just make sure they brush their teeth afterward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE QUACK’S NEW FRIEND by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Sure to be a big hit with Little Quack fans, and with all adults wishing to impart a gentle lesson about inclusion. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Little Quack's latest outing has him teaching his siblings a valuable lesson about making friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"This is an enjoyable jaunt—Erdogan's rich, saturated palette is as inviting as ever and Thompson's distillation of the first-day-of-school experience will ease the nerves of antsy young ones. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mouse gets an education in this spirited offering from Thompson and Erdogan, the fourth in the series of firsts that started out with Mouse's First Christmas (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW MANY CATS? by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 2009

"Sure to be a call-and-response crowd-pleaser at any kitty-cat storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"How many cats / are here to play? / Zero, zilch. / None today." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FORGIVENESS GARDEN by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"There are many possible paths to peace, but learning forgiveness is essential to all of them, as this book demonstrates. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two villages separated by a stream and a history of anger wonder if they will ever stop fighting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAP BACK HOME TO ME by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 2011

"Hop to it and make sure this is on your shelf! (Picture book. 2-4)"
Veteran picture-book author Thompson teams with Cordell to create a deceptively simple instant classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR MAMA by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Probably best for family reading, since there are pages and pages of text without illustrations. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Thompson borrows the plot structure of O. Henry's Christmas classic, "The Gift of the Magi," for this sentimental story, set in the 1920s, about a little girl named Grace and her mother. Read full book review >

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BALLERINA DREAMS by Lauren Thompson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Includes information about Ferrara (as well as the girls' helpers) and symptoms and treatments for cerebral palsy. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This lovely book focuses on five little girls who long desperately to be ballerinas on stage. Read full book review >