We love picture books and have a firm collection of favourites that I am happy to read to the children over and over again. A recent addition to this exalted selection is 'The Snatchabook' by Helen and Thomas Docherty. We borrowed it from the library and loved it so much that I immediately ordered our own copy after just one reading. It's that good!
Books are going missing all over Burrow Down and the little rabbit Eliza Brown is determined to catch the culprit. What kind of terrifying monster could be responsible? It's just a little Snatchabook, who is compelled to steal books because he doesn't have anyone to read to him. We LOVE this story and the Podlings love the adorable little Snatchabook. Even baby Alexander enjoys the rhythmic, rhyming text and stares intently at the delightful illustrations. This story deserves to take its place amongst the great classic picture books and should be enjoyed over and over again. It certainly is in our house!