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Russell and the Lost Treasure

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

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As a stand-alone story, a sheep's treasure-seeking adventure is amusing enough, but it's the pictures that really make this picture book shine. Author-illustrator Rob Scotton is one of Great Britain's most popular commercial artists; his images of round-eyed fluffy animals can be found on posters, mugs, and even salt & pepper shakers. In Scotton's second picture book, his humorous, larger-than-life characters jump, twist, and twirl their way against busy backgrounds with enough detail to keep kids' interest.

Scotton manages to pack a lot of plot into a fairly short book, making for an easy read that has a lot of bang for its buck. The ending is heartwarming without being preachy or maudlin, and the comforting final page makes this an appropriate bedtime book.

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