The children want to go to the park with Grandad, but they can't leave until they find his lost socks...and his shoes...and even his teeth Will they ever get out of Grandad's busy house? Read more...
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The children want to go to the park with Grandad, but they can't leave until they find his lost socks...and his shoes...and even his teeth Will they ever get out of Grandad's busy house?
With a trove of wonders to discover on every page, this seek and find book will enchant young and old alike as they search for Grandad's lost objects. Oversized dimensions, a textured paper-over-board die-cut cover, eye-popping color, and elaborately complex spreads on every page make this book a collector's item and a must-have.
- ISBN-13: 9781101999219
- ISBN-10: 1101999217
- Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: September 2016
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 3-7
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-20
- Reviewer: Staff
To call this a seek-and-find book doesn’t come close to conveying the eccentricity of newcomer Cronin’s creation, in which Grandad—a portly, upper-middle-class bulldog—and his two grandpuppies try to find the elder’s belongings in a magnificent old mansion crammed with porcelain vases, model ships, flypaper, heraldic shields, and portraits of ancestors with bandaged noses (there are a surprising number of these). Each spread shows a particular room in which readers must find a certain object: “In his yellow bathroom, Grandad keeps his fishing tackle and his teeth. He really can’t go out without his teeth! Can you find them?” Each object is findable, though readers must contend not only with the amount of items crammed into the images but also with the retina-searing shades of neon pink, orange, and other colors in which the rooms are decorated—it’s as though forcing oneself to stare at the pages long enough to locate the missing objects is part of the challenge. Palette extremities aside, Cronin’s silkscreenlike images are elegant as can be, resulting in a rich and suggestive excursion into a quietly unconventional world. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)