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The Snatchabook

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Published: October 2013
Published: October 2013
Published: August 2021
SKU: 9781402290824
SKU: 9781728250090

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Age Level: 3 to 6 | Grade Level: P to 2

Where have all the bedtime stories gone? A delightful addition to the picture book canon about the love of reading.

It's bedtime in the woods of Burrow Down, and all the animals are ready for their story. But books are mysteriously disappearing. A rabbit named Eliza Brown decides to stay awake and catch the book thief. It turns out to be a little creature, the Snatchabook, who has no one to read him a bedtime story. All turns out well when the books are returned and the animals take turns reading bedtime stories to the Snatchabook, embodying a wonderful message of forgiveness for kids.

A brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud rhyming bedtime story about books and the joy of reading in the vein of bestsellers It's a Book, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Dog Loves Books.

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  • Case Count: Hardcover: 20, Paperback: 60
  • Age range: 3-6
"The story is sweet and the illustrations darling." — Kirkus Reviews
"The husband-and-wife team of the Dochertys have a winner in this heartwarming tribute to the essential role of bedtime reading in the lives of families." — Publishers Weekly
"With rhyming text reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's work, this book refuses to be read silently. . . The gorgeous illustrations are a perfect match for the lively text. This book is a fabulous fit for both storytime and one-on-one reading. Children will be begging for this book to be read to them every night-clever ones will claim they want to keep the Snatchabook happy." — School Library Journal
"This ever-so-sweet story begs to be read out loud. The beautifully lit illustrations are full of fun details that are sure to please little kids, and each creature, from owl to squirrel, is cute as cute can be. No doubt this one will be a hit with kids and parents alike." — Booklist
"Looking for a new read aloud picture book so delightful that it sings? Look no further, it's here." — Lisa Von Drasek, EarlyWord
"This whodunit with an uplifting ending will appeal to fans of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! . . . [it] celebrates bedtime reading as a ritual to be revered, and features a thief who merely wants to share in the fun." — Shelf Awareness Pro
"This whodunit with an uplifting ending will appeal to fans of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!... Children will revel in the message that bedtime reading is a ritual to be revered and will forgive the Snatchabook for his wish to share in it." — Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review
"[A] rollicking paean to the pleasures of reading aloud. " — The Wall Street Journal
"Brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud rhyming verse by Helen Docherty and glowing artwork by Thomas Docherty lend a classic feel to this enchanting story . . .The Snatchabook celebrates the comfort of reading, the warmth of haring, the value of empathy and the joy of friendship." — California Kids!
"Helen Docherty relates the story in a gently rhyming text while Thomas Doherty's colorful illustrations have a cozily old-fashioned look and feel. Overall, the book is a perfect candidate for a bedtime reading session." — Karen MacPherson, Scripps Howard
"With a lighthearted and oh-so-clever rhyme, and illustrations that are absolutely beyond charming, "The Snatchabook" is very likely going to be your child's new bedtime BFF. " — Terri Schlichenmeyer, Bookworm Sez
"Any reader would be hard-pressed to find a more winsome tale, more fetchingly illustrated than this new one by talented partners (and spouses) Helen and Thomas Docherty. Grade: A+" — The Plain Dealer
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