Parents' Guide to

The Snatchabook

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet story of books and forgiveness great for bedtime.

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Charming illustrations make THE SNATCHABOOK a bedtime story to treasure. The bouncing, rhyming text by Helen Docherty carries the story along, and the warm illustrations by her husband, Thomas Docherty, bring it to life. What could be more unsettling than having a book spirited away at the very moment children feel safest? The light suspense of the opening pages is banished once the adorable, big-eyed Snatchabook gets his first closeup.
The tale celebrates the cherished family tradition of snuggling together for bedtime stories. It also reassures children that even well-intentioned people make mistakes -- and, more important, that wrongs can be made right. Instead of making the Snatchabook an outcast, the critters in Burrows Down welcome him into their homes and to their families, inviting him to share the warmth of bedtime stories.

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