Title: Lost and Found
Author: Natalie Shampanier
Illustrator: David Pavon
Published: December 2022
Readership: Children (Picturebook)
I received a copy of Lost and Found from the author for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Forgotten toys at a summer camp ground
Are tossed into the camp’s Lost and Found.
But Dino Boy refuses to spend his days on a shelf
He sets out to escape and find a home for himself.
A ballerina, a hippo, and a mood ring tag along
On this great adventure to find where they belong.
Award-winning screenwriter and family therapist Natalie Shampanier draws from her experience with adopted children to create a poignant rhyming tale about determination, friendship and the search for love. This beautifully illustrated book is a perfect read-aloud for early readers and shared family story time!
Lost and Found is a gorgeous little picturebook about toys left behind at a summer camp. Unwilling to be left on a shelf, they set out to find a new home. It’s a gorgeous story about friendships acceptance and perseverance. It has a lyrical, rhyming narrative and bright and engaging illustrations that will capture the attention of its audience. It would make an excellent read aloud, with its rhythm and sense of adventure.
I had a wonderful time reading it and am glad to have found another new-to-me picture book author.