The Snatchabook

The Snatchabook

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The woodland animals of Burrow Down are ready for a bedtime story, but where are the books?
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, c2013.
ISBN: 9781402290824
Branch Call Number: DOCHE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Docherty, Thomas


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Jun 19, 2019

Adorable story about a book thief, and bringing back the sharing. The author has seamlessly woven in rhymes making this a pleasure to read.

"One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down..." Helen and Thomas Docherty have created a winner with this enchanting story. Thomas Docherty illustrations of night time woods are as comforting and familiar as A Thousand Acre Woods (Milne) A Wind in the Willows (Graham) and Brambly Hedge (Barklem).

May 27, 2016

hi ...this is one of my daughter's fav book
she read 5 -6 times
and it has a nice vocab too

Nov 24, 2015

My 5.5-year-old son and 3.5-year-old daughter really enjoyed this one! It's a great story to read aloud to them. I also appreciate the lesson on making amends when someone does something wrong. I highly recommend this one!

Sep 21, 2015

Excellent story. My 4 (almost 5) year old loved it. :)

SPL_Kids Aug 25, 2014

Something very strange is happening … someone is stealing all the stories! In every house, everyone’s favourite bedtime stories are disappearing! Who could be taking them? Could a lonely little “snatchabook” be responsible? Little Eliza is determined to find out.

Someone was stealing all the stories in Burrow Down!

In every nest, cave and burrow, it was the same. It happened just as the woodland children were settling down to listen to their favourite bedtime tales – stories of fierce dragons, dangerous pirates, beautiful princess and spooky witches and goblins. Their wonderful bedtime books simply disappeared in the blink of an eye, without a sound!

What would you do if this happened to you?

Little Eliza Brown knew just what to do. When her favourite bedtime tale was snatched from her rabbit burrow, she decided to stay awake with a stack of books (as bait) to find the sneaky culprit. And when she discovered the shy, lonely little Snatchabook who really only wanted someone to read to him, Eliza again knew just what do: she shared her books and bedtime stories with him.

Soon the Snatchabook had returned all of the pilfered books, and Burrow Down was peaceful at bedtime once more.

If you visit Burrow Down today, you might just see the Snatchabook “perched happily on someone’s bed … listening hard to each word said!”

Helen and Thomas Docherty’s charming picture book story, which conveys the value of stories and books, is told in rhyme. Appealing, detailed illustrations complete this delightful woodland mystery.

snicholson76 Dec 03, 2013

Adorable story that's great for toddlers & preschoolers!

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SPL_Kids Aug 25, 2014

SPL_Kids thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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