Saturday, September 28, 2013


The Snatchabook
by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2013
Format:  Picture Book
Audience:  Preschool, Early Elementary School
ISBN:  9781402290824
Publication Date:  October 1, 2013

Deep in the forest, darling little creatures get ready for bed by reading a bedtime story, but one night, something starts stealing all of their books!  Eliza Brown will not be bullied and she sets a trap for the book thief, but finds out that maybe he would be good if someone only read to him.  With easy rhymes and a nice rhythm, this book will fit in well at story time and during one on one reading.

I received a copy of Snatchabook for review from NetGalley, but like always, the free-ness of this book did not effect my opinion.  Like most free picture books I review, I expected to dislike it, despite the glowing blurb from Brian Selznick.  It is a simple and sweet story that readers will relate to and enjoy.  The animal characters are clearly animals, not strange unknown species like Little Critter, so there are many programming possibilities here:  Bedtime, Books about Books, Woodland Creatures, Telling the Truth, Friendship.  Work this little gem in anywhere you can!

Happy Reading!

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