Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Snatchabook

Reading to our children at home is such a wonderful evening activity.  After a crazy meal time (Connor's usually throwing food, the dogs are barking, and Molly's usually whining for a special treat) and right after a fun-filled bath (water everywhere, including the floor), sitting down with my kids to five or six books is a real treat.   No one makes a sound except for the reader!

Miss Nancy recently recommended The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty, and we have been enjoying it night after night.  Eliza Brown, an adorable rabbit, discovers that all of her friends favorite books are being snatched up! Someone is coming into their rooms at night and stealing their stories.


Keen to solve the mystery of what was happening to all the books, Eliza finds a creature -- mournful and full of shame -- that says, "I'm just a little Snatchabook."   This creature who you soon learn to love, says: "I know it's wrong, but can't you see -- I've got no one to read to me!"    Wouldn't you know it that Molly instantly said, "that's so sad, Mommy!"  Given how much we treasure reading to our children, it certainly would be sad if a child didn't have anyone to read to them.


A lesson is learned by everyone in the end as The Snatchabook puts back all the books he has taken. All is forgiven when everything has been returned.  And I bet you know who's reading to The Snatchabook?

"And if you take a closer look you might just see the Snatchabook, perched happily on someone's bed... listening hard to each word said."  YOU!

What a lovely story!  It's perfect for pre-K or K, or young readers on their own. It also makes a great gift for birthdays for someone who loves books.  Buy this treasured book now, right here on the blog, and support The Storybook Shoppe, Bluffton SC's only children's book store.  You'll receive 10% off the cost of the book as a thank you!

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