Friday, 24 October 2014

The Snatchabook

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!



Catherine said...

Thank you for the recommendation! I've just put the book on hold at our library and look forward to reading it!

Lainey said...

I'll be ordering that later and stashing away for Christmas/birthday!

Paula said...

I hope you both enjoy it as much as we do!

Lainey said...

Now ordered - I read some of the 'Look Inside' on Amazon. I already know I'll enjoy it! I'm not sure if it will replace Room on the Broom for Rowan though; that one has been read pretty much every night for the last 6 months.