01 October 2009

"The Lost Thing"


Unexpected. Creative. Whimsical. Beautiful to look at. A boy finds a lost creature, in the middle of the beach, which no one else seems to notice. His task: to find it a home. And he's on his own as everyone he encounters is indifferent to his quest.

Spud and I are also intrigued by his cool bottle cap collection.

I was SO very proud of my little Spud, bringing home this uber-cool book from his school library. Good taste, I'd say. We might actually have to own this one.

For more by Shaun Tan, check out his website.

[image source from shauntan.net]


Mama Goose said...

This looks like a gem! I'll have to look for it.

Rook No. 17 said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful book with us. I'm going to jump on our local library's website and put it one hold. When your son is older, be sure to check out "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." I think you'd both enjoy it!

Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

I just googled the Hugo Cabret book and it looks amazing! It's exactly my kind of book. I can't wait until he's old enough. I might just buy it early.
; )

Truly, thank you for sharing that.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

That is a great find. we'll have to see if we can track that one down. And I echo Rook's enthusiasm for Hugo Cabret...that is a favorite in our family, too.

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