A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton
Been meaning to put this up for a while. Besides, how can I not put up a review of a book with an owl? I am BooKa Uhu, after all!
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Poor little owl! He’s fallen out of his nest and can’t find his mummy! Luckily, Squirrel will help him. As Owl describes his Mummy to Squirrel, Squirrel tries to match his description up with each animal he knows (just so you know, ‘big’ = ‘bear’ as well as ‘mummy’), but with no luck. Finally though, they meet Frog, who just so happens to know Owl’s Mummy and the twosome are reunited at last. The story finishes with a suitable supper of biscuits in the family nest, but watch out little Owl or you’ll fall out the nest again!
Very very sweet, with a solid bright style with good repetitive phases that make this picturebook ideal for very little ones (‘My mummy has … like this’, ‘This is your mummy!’). Nothing quite like a toddler being able to spot what words are coming next in the story and joining in after all! The pictures seem very heavily coloured to my eyes with bold dark lines outlining them, making this a very eye-catching read. They’re also very simple, so they don’t get overcrowded or too busy and that reflects the story beautifully. I’ve seen this be nominated for several prizes and even after only a quick flick through it’s obvious why. Definately a 4 star job, worth seeking out for a peek.