On Mother's Lap
On Mother's Lap
Board Book5.94
Perma-Bound Edition5.91
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Annotation: A small Eskimo boy discovers that Mother's lap is a very special place with room for everyone.
Catalog Number: #5342603
Format: Board Book
Special Formats: Board Book Board Book
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 1972
Edition Date: 1992
Illustrator: Coalson, Glo,
Pages: 28
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-618-05159-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-618-05159-5
Dewey: E
LCCN: 91017765
Dimensions: 15 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
The 1972 edition of this picture book , showing a loving Inuit family, was a quiet volume that spoke to children with unexpected power. In the new edition, the illustrator replaces her original artwork (expressive black ink drawings with brown washes) with softly delineated pastel drawings showing a different Inuit family--the young mother here could be the baby girl from the first edition, 20 years later. While those who loved the old version will miss the original illustrations, children coming fresh to the book will find it as simple and comforting as a rocking chair ride on mother's lap. A classic, re-illustrated with finesse. (Reviewed Apr. 1, 1992)
Horn Book
In this board book edition, a little Inuit boy discovers that there is room on his mother's lap for himself, his favorite toys, and his baby sister. Coalson's soft illustrations do not suffer much from the size reduction, and certainly the older end of the board book set will enjoy the sentiments expressed in this simple, warm, and loving book.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- An update of the 1972 collaboration (McGraw-Hill; o.p.). Coalson improves upon a fine original work, drawing the Eskimo mother as a younger woman and adding color, finer lines, and details of contemporary Inuit life. Scott's spare, gentle text has not been altered; the difference is its placement on the page. The universality of all-encompassing maternal love transcends ethnicity and still rings true in the update, but Coalson's realistic, warm illustrations give On Mother's Lap revitalized energy to reach a new generation of youngsters. Libraries still owning the earlier work can get by, but this one is a top choice. --Mollie Bynum, Chester Valley Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
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Horn Book (4/1/01)
School Library Journal
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: P-2
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.7 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q16439
Lexile: 400L

A little Inuit boy discovers there's room for himself and his baby sister on their mother's lap.

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