Book Review: The Snatchabook

March 11, 2014

The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty
From Miss Abby at Madison Branch

“In every house, in every bed, a bedtime book was being read…But then one night, all the animals’ storybooks start disappearing. Is there a book thief? And who could it be? One brave little bunny sets out to solve the mystery.”

That rabbit’s name is Eliza Brown. She is snug in bed reading her book when it disappears! This continues for many nights and Eliza decides to figure out what is happening to all the books. She uses a pile of books as bait for the book thief. It works as the creature shows up to snatch more books. Eliza Brown discovers it is a Snatchabook taking the books to read because he has no one to read to him!

Eliza and the Snatchabook come up with a plan. What could their plan be? Will the other woodland animals be mad at the Snatchabook for taking their books? Will someone read to the Snatchabook if he rights his wrong and returns the books?

To answer these questions, stop by the library today and check out The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty!  And if you like it, be sure to see our other books by the same illustrator, Thomas Docherty.

More From the Web

  • Check out this Common Core Standards-aligned Activity Guide for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Teachers

  • Learn more about Helen Docherty on her website

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