All the Lost Things
Overview - Olive is not your ordinary girl. And one day when this spunky young lady decides to go for a walk in her grumpy, too-busy city, she finds some extraordinary things. What Olive does with them will delight and inspire. This lively picture book is filled with the author's exuberant collage artwork and playfully hand-lettered words. Read more...
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Olive is not your ordinary girl. And one day when this spunky young lady decides to go for a walk in her grumpy, too-busy city, she finds some extraordinary things. What Olive does with them will delight and inspire. This lively picture book is filled with the author's exuberant collage artwork and playfully hand-lettered words.
- Ages 4 to 8.
- Hardcover picture book with dust jacket.
- Full color throughout.
- 10-1/2 inches wide by 10-5/8 inches high (26.67 cm wide by 26.99 cm high).
- 32 pages.
Kelly Canby was born in London, England, but has lived in Australia since the grand old age of three, which is probably about the same age she started playing with pencils and crayons. And it was probably only a few years after that when she decided that playing with pencils and crayons was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life This is Kelly's debut children's picture book.
- ISBN-13: 9781441318046
- ISBN-10: 1441318046
- Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc
- Publish Date: April 2015
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Dimensions: 10.9 x 10.8 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - General
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It’s another grouchy, cranky day in the city (“Everyone just shush!” says one of many complaining voices filling the air), until young Olive discovers a huge lost-and-found under the street. This is no ordinary repository: among the expected stuff (scissors, hair clips, homework, phones) are boxes of abilities, characteristics, and qualities of mind, like willpower, youth, courage, and faith. “Since no one has come looking for them in so long,” the grandmotherly “little old lady” in charge tells Olive, “Feel free to take whatever you like!” Grabbing a few things for her immediate family (a sense of humor for a teenage sister “who didn’t know she’d lost it”), Olive also takes a jar filled with hope to spread around. Sure enough, the once grey mean streets turn bright, colorful, and downright polite (“Hello, neighbor!”). There’s no missing the Big Message debut author-artist Canby is determined to deliver, but while the writing is unsubtle, her freewheeling pictures, which combine cartooning with collage, are confident, fresh and chummy. Ages 4–8. Agent: James Burns, Bright Group International. (Aug.)