The Lost Book by Margarita Surnaite

Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Summary:  Henry is the only bunny in Rabbit Town who doesn’t like to read, preferring to play games and have real-life adventures instead.  When he finds a lost book one day, he goes looking for the owner, leaving the comforts of Rabbit Town to venture into the human realm.  Eyes glued to their electronic devices, the humans don’t see him until he finally catches the eye of a little girl on a train. The two become friends and spend the rest of the afternoon together, supervised by her oblivious phone-addicted father.  At the end of the day, Henry gives the girl the book. The final pages show Henry sharing his adventures with his siblings and the girl reading the book to her friends…which looks to be identical to the book you have just read.  32 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  Don’t let the seriously cute Henry in his hoodie distract you from the messages that books are good and phones are distracting.  There’s also a nice little mind-blowing touch when the lost book turns out to be The Lost Book.

Cons:  I was hoping Henry was going to embrace books and reading by the end of the story, but he didn’t, although he does tell a bedtime story “for the first time”.

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