Reviews for The lost Christmas a seek and find book

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Grandad is at a loss to find his Christmas ornaments before his grandkids arrive.The two children are coming to help him decorate. The three of themanthropomorphic dogs with faces reminiscent of the Poky Little Puppy'ssearch through the clutter for the missing ornaments. (Grandad is a bit of a hoarder.) Young readers are invited to help search the busy pages for the lost ornaments. The missing decorations are all pictured at the front of the book to help with the search. Bright colors and densely packed pages mask more than Christmas decorations, though, and children will find much to empathize with. Grandad's messy, ramshackle house, with its cracked windows, patched-together banisters, and holes in the ceilings, is overflowing with stuff. Grandad's wistful expression hints that what may be lost is Christmases from happier times. Indeed, the ornaments are all of an old-fashioned style, and the objects that fill the house are primarily toys, yet Grandad seems to live alone. The rather peculiar color scheme ranges from muted, monochromatic endpapers to an almost garishly fluorescent interior. The engaging text runs along the bottoms of the pages, and an invitation to find one more ornament is on the copyright page at the end of the book.An intriguing addition to any collection of seek-and-find children's books. (Picture book. 3-7) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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In this tricky seek-and-find book, Grandad enlists help from his two grandpups (and readers) to track down missing decorations for his tree on Christmas Eve. Acrylic illustrations show the young ones scouring the messy house (inside and outside) for a variety of ornaments, before enjoying their decorating handiwork with cake and warm drinks. The book's unusual-for-Christmas bright-neon palette adds an extra visual challenge. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.