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Lost Thing
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2012
This book is a must ! Don't let the picture book format fool you ; this is a book for children and adults alike. I teach 10/11 year olds and they were spellbound. There is a DVD available which is also fantastic to see as it follows the book almost exactly. I cannot praise this enough. Other teachers reading this review - I planned a week's literacy work around this and the work from the children was top quality.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 1 October 2010
Having just purchased this book I have to say that it excels in so many different areas and i was delighted upon opening my amazon parcel.

This book is a wonderful synergy of excellent production, style, poetry and artistry:
The physical construction of the book, for a paperback, is solid and wonderful to touch and oozes quality.
Stylistically the books character is consistantly eclectic and inventively playful it is a delight just to page throught the book without reading it.
The story itself is full of curious little quirks and has lovely pace and rythm.

This is a wonderful book for both children and adults alike and I would recommend it to you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 26 March 2012
I discovered this book at the Junior School where I listen to readers twice a week. It was used as the basis for a project for Years 5&6. The kids were amazed by the fantasy of it , as was I. I bought a copy of it for each of my twin granddaughters aged 11
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2009
The Lost Thing has many qualities that are rare in books written for children:
It is clever, it is funny, it makes smart observations, it doesn't patronise, it appeals to both children & adults, it captures that feeling of what it is like to be young.

To top off the illustrations are quirky, intricate, original & cool.

Basically it is a super book & I can't recommend it enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Got this for my 5 year old boy after he had read it at school and raved about it. I've been reading it every night now for about 2 months and I enjoy it just as much as he does. Brilliant book with wonderful illustrations and also great if you want to promote "different thinking" and "not getting too pre-occupied with stuff". Hopefully, my son will always look up when everyone else is looking down!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2011
I recently discovered Shaun Tans work, It's brilliant and I just wish there was more of it.
The Lost Thing is just pure imagination. It shows how as adults we forget all the odd stuff around us and only see the day to day drudge. The artwork is fantastic and beautiful, all is very familliar,,, then look closer, and you see so much more.
A parfect book for Kids and Adults alike
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 31 March 2009
I bought this book as a gift for special someone, and it was very well received. I could not help being intrigued,however ,and after spending 20 minutes just looking at the pictures on the inside of the cover, I was hooked.

The stories are enchanting, imaginative and I am sure equally enjoyable to adults and children alike. I will definitely buy more of Shaun Tan's books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bought this for my 5 year old son who likes his bedtimes story a bit 'quirky' - wasn't too sure what to expect but this was surprisingly good - has become a favourite which we keep coming back to. Lots of ambiguous ideas which have prompted discussions. Would recommend this book for older primary school children - well illustrated and different from the usual kids picture book (We also found an excellent 15 minute animated version of this on youtube)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2010
while visiting my brother in germany and scanning along his bookshelf for something new to read i came across this book .....everyknow and then you come across something that captures you and makes you think, were other things rarley do... this is one of the former that will make you read it again and again gaining a different insight and perspective everytime you do .....a book that i will certainly plug to other readers i know......great little book....
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on 1 January 2015
I bought this for school when it was put on the reading list for my class. Its ok as a story and I'll have to see how the children take to it. I'll use the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1YG7ZXfC6g clip to complement it. I can see there are many deep questions here but I'll see how far down that road I can go with my class of 8/9 year olds. I think they will enjoy the story and should have many branches to build from.
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