Cronin, B.B. The Lost House. PICTURE BOOK. Penguin Random House, 2016. $18.99. Content: G.
Two children are trying to help their grandad find lost things so that he can go with them to the park. The children are searching the house to find socks, shoes, glasses, hats and even his teeth! When they finally find all the items needed for their outing, will they still have energy left to play?
As children identify colors and rooms of the house they also try to discover the hidden objects on each page. The story is simple and the illustrations are very complex and elaborate which works together nicely. Each room of the home is a different color and filled with items in that color. The items are extremely difficult to find and may frustrate some, especially the young, but will keep others busy for hours.
EL , EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jen Miller, Elementary Librarian.