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The Snatchabook
by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty

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A brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud rhyming text about books and the joy of reading in the vein of New York Times bestsellers It's a Book, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Dog Loves Books.

Where have all the bedtime stories gone?

One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down...when a Snatchabook flew into town.  Read more...


 
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More About The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty; Thomas Docherty
 
 
 
Overview

A brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud rhyming text about books and the joy of reading in the vein of New York Times bestsellers It's a Book, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Dog Loves Books.

Where have all the bedtime stories gone?

One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down...when a Snatchabook flew into town.

It's bedtime in the woods of Burrow Down, and all the animals are ready for their bedtime story. But books are mysteriously disappearing. Eliza Brown decides to stay awake and catch the book thief. It turns out to be a little creature called the Snatchabook who has no one to read him a bedtime story. All turns out well when the books are returned and the animals take turns reading bedtime stories to the Snatchabook.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402290824
  • ISBN-10: 1402290829
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Books & Libraries

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

What if all the bedtime books suddenly disappeared? That’s the curious nighttime incident in the snug forest animal community of Burrow Down, and it’s up to an intrepid rabbit named Eliza Brown to find the culprit. Her discovery is the adorable eponymous critter, a cross between an insect and a bat (with a leonine tail for good measure), who promptly throws himself on Eliza’s mercy: “I know it’s wrong, but can’t you see—/I’ve got no one to read to me!” Eager to make “his full amends,” the Snatchabook is welcomed into Burrow Down’s homes, and is last seen “perched happily on someone’s bed.../ listening hard to each word said.” Although the creatures are a mite too cute and the verse overly singsong, the husband-and-wife team of the Dochertys have a winner in this heartwarming tribute to the essential role of bedtime reading in the lives of families. Thomas Docherty’s watercolor cartoons are quite splendid, especially for the impressive use of lapis blue to set the nocturnal scenes. Ages 3–6. (Oct.)

 
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