On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert ScottOn Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott

On Mother's Lap

byAnn Herbert ScottIllustratorGlo Coalson

Paperback | March 23, 1992

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A little Inuit boy discovers there's room for himself and his baby sister on their mother's lap.
Ann Herbert Scott describes herself as a transplanted Easterner who has come to love the wide skies and far mountain ranges of the West." She is the author of SAM, ON MOTHER'S LAP, and several other picture books. She lives Benicia, California. "
Title:On Mother's LapFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 0.15 inPublished:March 23, 1992Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395629764

ISBN - 13:9780395629765

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A unique little book This book has a nice story! The pictures are very nice. I bought this book for my grandson who was expecting a brother or sister. I like how the story shows mom holding both her children in her arms in the rocking chair, telling the oldest one that there is room for two!
Date published: 2017-07-20

From Our Editors

Scott's well-loved story sensitively captures the cozy warmth of a universal childhood experience, portrayed in an Eskimo setting. Michael loves cuddling in the rocking chair with his mother and his favorite toys. When his baby sister wants to join in, Michael learns that there's enough room--on Mother's lap and in her heart--for all. Full color

Editorial Reviews

Sitting on his mother's lap, a young Eskimo boy cheerfully gathers his belongings until he, some toys, his puppy, and a blanket are all crowded together in the rocking chair. When his baby sister cries, the boy claims there is no room for her, but Mother proves him wrong, and the threesome settle comfortably in the chair. Soft illustrations depict a cozy scene and a loving family." - Copyright A® 1992 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.Horn Book"An update of the 1972 collaboration. Coalson improves upon a fine original work . . . this one is a top choice." School Library Journal, Starred "