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.
The Snatchabook is a delightful story for younger readers. When I read it aloud to my youngest son, we both fell in love with the story. I loved the message and art work; he loved the characters.
The Snatchabook is adorable. It's a cross between a flying squirrel and a fox-- or at least that's what my son thought. In our house, books are a treasure. So when we read a story about books being stolen, that was serious business! Jacob quickly guessed the plot, but that was okay. It was a great adventure to see the pictures and watch the Snatchabook win a place in everyone's hearts.
You cannot read this book without falling in love. It's impossible. On a surface level it promotes reading (reading teachers rejoice), but more importantly it promotes sharing and acceptance. Snatchabook is lonely. He steals the books because he has no one to read to him. Breaks your heart, doesn't it? One smart little girl discovers the truth and works to find acceptance for the Snatchabook.
Happy endings abound.
The simple rhyme scheme makes this a fun read aloud for younger readers. The set up on the page is gorgeous. The images are phenomenal. I loved seeing all the little animals tucked in their beds reading. This is a must buy book.