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Lost Things

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Lost Things is a beautiful picture book that does a wonderful job addressing anxiety and stress often caused by lost things. In "Lost Things" everything is lost and found for its own reason. This story is perfect for teaching inferencing and reading comprehension skills to primary students.
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This is a Children's Book that I read to my twin boys. I have to say I really loved the pictures in this book, and they brought this book to life. I love the message in this book, but I feel it could have been delivered a little bit better. I really wanted more words/story in this book. If you are looking for a picture book then you will love this book. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Kids Can Press) or author (Corey Sookocheff) via NetGalley, so I can give honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.
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Lost Things is definitely a book for our shelves. My husband and kids lose things all the time, so it was fun to explore the ways losing things works out rather than the frustration we feel.

Beautiful illustrations and writing. It's was cute to follow the items and people on the page as the story progressed. I read this my 4.5 and 2.5 yr old boys. They both enjoyed it!

I am reviewing an ecopy arc I got from NetGalley and Kids Can Press.
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I have never read a book quite like this one; I love the notion that sometimes things get lost (or found) for a reason. I can see this book helping little minds sort out their feelings when they lose something important to them. I would read this to my Kindergarten classroom!
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Lost Things is a sweet, simple little book about the things we lose, and when luck is on our side how we find them again.
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This book had me laughing and that was such a well-deserved treat. I loved this picture book on lost things because if you have ever lost anything in your life you will relate to this book. I firmly believe that the author did a good job in teaching children how things get lost and how they can sometimes end up with someone else and how we can miss things as well. This book is a conversation igniter as you can discuss what lost things mean and the illustrations are just so beautiful.  Every little one deserves this book. Thank you Kids Can Press for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This book presents a very soothing and calming perspective on losing things. Kids and adults alike are often anxious and at unease when they lose something. But sometimes when one loses something, it is found again, sometimes one doesn't even realise that the thing is lost or sometimes it is found by the one who needs it the most. A perfect book to be kept next to the lost and found area of your school!
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This was a cute book about losing things, I could have used this book when I lost my blankie as a child.  I like that this book highlights that not all lost things are found (I never did find my blankie).

Cute, picture book to add to the home library.
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I love the concept and the simple message this storybook is trying to convey.

We can never know what we would lose. What doesn't seem that important to us may be everything for someone else. And also, we would lose something really important to us. Let's cherish what we have.

I love the simple artstyle. It's really soothing and goes alongwith the message well.

Thank you, author and the publisher, for the advance reading copy.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

Lost Things is a beautiful children's picture book about losing things, finding things, how some things we miss and others we don't and how some things turn up in life just when we need them most.
This book is a brilliant book to share with children and great for sparking a discussion too.
The illustrations were beautiful and I loved looking on each page for every little thing happening and characters appearing in the backgrounds.
Definitely a book to share with all little ones!
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With minimal but impactful prose paired with soft, yet crisp illustrations, you get to experience the story of some lost things and how they maybe made new, left to wait, or found. Whether that's a hair ribbon, a pencil, a ball, or a dog, each item has it's own story.
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This is a great book to read with children who have lost something special.  The layout of the book is thoughtful and the story is slow and gentle.  A winner!
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We all lose things, but what are the things that we can find in return? This delightful and fun story starts with a young girl who loses her dog and hair ribbon at the same time in Lost Things. Thank you to Kids Can Press for the e-galley via NetGalley. Readers will have so much fun reading the story happening while having to look closely at the pictures to see what is truly developing in this story as different members of the community finds and misplaces their belongings. There is a sense of community and finding what you really need at the right time in this story that may help readers view the act of losing things in a more positive way. Sometime we truly do find things at the moment we need them - there’s no telling how we may all affect others without even knowing it. I think this story will be a great read for readers as they need to engage with both the text and illustrations.
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Really liked this straightforward, matter-of-fact take on losing things — big and small. Would be so helpful to have on a bookshelf, particularly if you have sensitive or anxious kiddos.

I couldn’t help but especially love it because our dog was missing for 5.5 years and recently returned to us. Defying the odds, for sure! 

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Lost Things by Carey Sookochef is a lovely picture book about the ways in which things are lost and more importantly found.  A young girl is taking her dog for a walk when a squirrel catches the dog’s eye, starting a chain of events that lead from one character to another character as various items are accidentally dropped by the wayside, including a hair ribbon, a stuffed bear, a pencil, and more. Sometimes the lost items are repurposed (the ribbon becomes part of a nest), sometimes they are discovered by someone else, and other times they are found by their original owners, and all is well with the world again.

The illustrations are deceptively simple:  clear and clean and uncluttered with a basic and restrained color palette (oftentimes Sookochef employs a simple white background).  But young reader will need to keep a sharp eye out for which items go awry and then, later, where they turn up again. The text is minimal and more truly simple in terms of vocabulary level and the number of words, with some pages completely wordless, others with just one or two words, and with the longest sustained string of words only totaling eight in all.  It’s a true example of a picture being worth a thousand words.  An excellent choice for reading aloud to young children.
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The simple illustrations in Carey Sookocheff’s complement the simple story. We follow along as we see how items which have been lost may be returned to their owners or repurposed by other people or animals. The story is written so that children and their grown-ups can add to the story, telling the history behind the lost items highlighted through the book. It could also be sued to help young children deal with the loss of a beloved item.

This book is best suited for younger toddlers and preschoolers.
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I really enjoyed this simple little story about losing things.  The pictures tell quite a bit of the story, so make sure you take time to really look at them.
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A charming, almost wordless picture book, with just enough text to tie the illustrations together and give some heft to the story of things that get lost, found, and repurposed. The fun is in finding small clues in the pictures, which could be used to stimulate “what do you think happens next” discussions. Also a jump-off  to talk about things kids have lost/found and how they felt/ what they did. Contemplative and engaging.
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Everyone knows that things get lost and things get found. This is the simple message of "Lost Things".  This often happens in life and you know what?  It's just as it should be.  

Lost things like a hair ribbon, a pencil, a dog leash vanish!  Someone or something other than the owner discovers the missing item and repurposes it for their very own need or enjoyment.  

When you mislay something it causes anxiety and stress.  When you have searched everywhere possible to retrieve it and realize that it's gone forever you can comfort yourself by thinking that perhaps  someone else found it and is happily using it for an entirely different purpose than what it was intended for.  The author highlights that oftentimes it's not your fault that something goes ... poof... gone but it is important how you respond to that loss. 

The pale colour pallet is soft and calming.  The misplaced objects are portrayed in orange so clever little readers can spot them easily.  The story lends itself to opening up conversations about something that the reader may have lost and a discussion of all the possibilities of who may have found it and what might happen to it next.  It's an interesting, fun story that I am sure kids will enjoy.
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What child hasn't lost something. Sometimes something important, sometimes something not so important. And yet, to a child, no matter how insignificant the lost item is, the actual act of losing it can feel like the end of the world. But what if the lost thing wasn't lost at all? What if it was just waiting? What if it was found, not by the one who lost it, but by the one who needed it most? 
Lost Things by author/illustrator Carey Sookocheff is a simplistic, minimalistic, yet heartwarming tale of things that get lost and the new homes and uses they find. Perfect for any child who has ever lost something and worried about it, this book will provide comfort in the knowledge that lost never really means lost. The easy language in this book will appeal to little ones while enabling emerging readers to feel good about reading on their own.
A big thank you to Kids Can Press for letting me take an early look at it. On-sale September 7, 2021.
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