Excellent book. Wonderful message for kids. Choked me up the first few times I read it.
Great book for little ones (and big ones) to learn that doing the right thing can bring great rewards.
I loved reading this to my infant. Although she's younger than the suggested age group, the simplicity of the illustrations and language made it interesting. This is one of my favorite books to read at bedtime since the story ends with Bear in bed with Bunny "safe and found."
I liked the book because he was sad and happy at the same time on every single page. Abby, age 9
Bear finds a stuffed rabbit in the forest. He very much wants to keep the rabbit, but he realizes someone lost this rabbit and must miss it. Bear puts up signs all over and looks for the owner without success until one day the true owner appears. But the owner has grown too old for Floppy the Bunny and kindly passes the bunny on to Bear saying, "special toys are meant to be passed on to someone special."
The illustrations in this book are done in Photoshop. They are very colorful and simple for the littlest ones. The story is precious as you follow Bear's emotional turmoil as he goes from elated to find the special bunny to sad because he fears he must give the bunny up. This is a very good lesson about looking for the true owner of found items before keeping it for yourself. This story left me with a smile on my face!
Advertized for ages 3-6. This is a perfect age range due to its simplicity. The older ages of this range can use the book as an early reader since the wording is simple and minimal.
Salina Yoon is one of my favorite authors for the preschool and younger set. Her books are clever and colorful and this book is no exception. Cleanly illustrated with humor and sensitivity, Yoon pulls off a "lost toy" story from the perspective of the finder, rather than the more typical "lost toy" story told from the perspective of the person who loses the toy. Love this book and especially its happy ending.
When Bear discovers a lost toy bunny in the forest, he falls in love at first sight. Though Bear longs to keep the bunny all to himself, he thoughtfully posts "found" posters in an effort to find the bunny's owner. At first, no one responds, but then Moose recognizes his dear, lost bunny, Floppy. Bear has found Floppy's owner…but can he let the beloved bunny go? Without becoming preachy or sentimental, Bear's honest, childlike reactions drive home the importance of doing the right thing. This gentle tone, combined with the simple text and bright, uncluttered illustrations, makes Found a perfect pick for preschoolers.
Picture books newsletter June 2014
It might be hard for a child to do the right thing, but the generosity of spirit shown in this book might help them do it.
mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6
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