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Lost. Found.

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Touching, funny takedown of "finders, keepers" is a gem.

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Humor and heart abound in this simple, lovely story about respecting one another. The understated text allows the artwork to shine: scribbled lines, a limited watercolor palette, and the critters' marvelously animated faces tell the story of LOST. FOUND. Young children will "tsk" at the squabbling raccoons and tricky squirrels, but it's hard to begrudge the mice their joyful trampoline-ing or the beaver's delight in dressing up with the discovered scarf. As heart-rending as it is to see the bear's silent sorrow, it's a warm pleasure to find the animals become comfortable companions by the story's end. Matthew Cordell's wonderful illustrations bring Marsha Diane Arnold's clever story to life and make it one of those very special books even very young children can explore and savor on their own.

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