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When Bear finally finds Bunny’s family, will he do the right thing and return Bunny even though it makes him sad?
Found is a very sweet story about friendship and the special place some toys hold in the hearts of children. Any child who has had that one special toy, especially a soft toy like the floppy bunny in the story, will relate to the way Bear feels when he has to return Bunny, as well as the excitement of Moose when his toy is returned to him.
The story is also a lovely reminder that sometimes sharing our favourite things with someone else can be part of growing up, such as passing a special toy on to another child who will love it just as much as we do.
Selina Yoon’s bright, simple illustrations are very appealing for toddlers and young children and perfectly complement the story. I especially loved the endpapers, which reflect the jumble of ‘lost’ messages on the noticeboard. There is some humour for the parents contained here, with notes looking for lost marbles, lost hair, lost socks, and the missing link.
A delightful story for toddlers and preschoolers.
Author/Illustrator: Selina Yoon
Publisher: Bloomsbury, $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: May 2014
For ages: 2 - 5
Type: Picture Book