Written and Illustrated by: Salina Yoon
Walker Books, 2014, Hardcover
Target Audience: Ages 3-8
Theme: Responsibility, friendship
How We Discovered This Book: This was in the new books bin at our library, and I immediately loved the illustrations. My son thinks it was created in oil pastels.
This is a book of few words, with a simple but important premise. What do you do when you find an adorable stuffed bunny in the forest?
What I Liked:
This book is so sweet. You think you know how this book will turn out, but it takes a little twist at the end. The illustrations perfectly express the sweetness of the story.
What Did My Kids Think?
A bulletin board of lost notices plays prominently in middle of the story. It is full of tongue-in-cheek references, as well as jokes from other stories and fairy tales. I thought some might be over my kids’ heads, but they got most of them, and giggled like crazy. There is something to be said for books that don’t talk down to kids.
Have your kids/students make their own lost sign for something they have lost – the more creative the better!
Brainstorm with your kids or students on what would be the best thing to find. And then what would they do with it? Play? Share it? Give it to someone else?