Saturday, October 19, 2013

Kid Konnection: The Snatchabook


Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you an adorable new picture book.

Summary: Where have all the bedtime stories gone? One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down...when a Snatchabook flew into town. It’s bedtime in the woods of Burrow Down, and all the animals are ready for their bedtime story. But books are mysteriously disappearing. Eliza Brown decides to stay awake and catch the book thief. It turns out to be a little creature called the Snatchabook who has no one to read him a bedtime story. All turns out well when the books are returned and the animals take turns reading bedtime stories to the Snatchabook. -- Sourcebooks

THE SNATCHABOOK by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty is getting rave reviews! It is #1 Kids Indie Next pick and it's being compared to none other than Dr. Seuss. Brian Selznick, author and illustrator of THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET even said, "So wonderful it demands to be read out loud."

So with all this great praise, my opinion hardly matters, but I'm going to share it with you anyway. THE SNATCHABOOK is absolutely precious! I adored everything about this book from the rhyming text, to the cute illustrations, to the compromise at the end of the story. This book is sure to be a winner in every house with young children, and I'm betting that parents will appreciate it as much (if not more) than the kids!

THE SNATCHABOOK takes place in the Burrow Down woods. Every night, different furry friends are read a bedtime story by their parents. But then, the books start disappearing! One little rabbit named Eliza decides to get to the bottom of this mystery. She discovers that a Snatchabook is stealing all of the books because he wants to have a bedtime story just like the other kids. Eliza, the clever rabbit that she is, works out a plan that makes everyone happy.

THE SNATCHABOOK is truly a perfect bedtime story! It has a mystery (that gets solved!) along with a strong and resourceful main character. In addition, the text rhymes and it's just so fun to read aloud. Call me a softie, but I especially love that this book celebrates the importance of bed time stories in a child's life.

As much as I loved the story and the characters, I think the illustrations in THE SNATCHABOOK make it extra-special. I am a sucker for picture books with animals as characters, and I think these animals' facial expressions are so darn cute!

I highly recommend THE SNATCHABOOK. I can almost guarantee that kids and parents alike will enjoy this sweet picture book about the importance of reading.

I received a copy of this book at the 2013 BEA.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!

4 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

This sounds adorable! Makes me wish I had little ones to read it to...

Laura Fabiani said...

My kids and I love Dr. Suess. So if this book is compared to it, then it's a winner to me. It looks adorable and the storyline is great too.

bermudaonion said...

I couldn't wait and read that book right after BEA. I loved it too!

Beth F said...

Oh I am definitely going to recommend this to my friends and relatives with little ones. Sounds wonderful.