Shaun Tan is sometimes thought of as a writer of books for children but he also addresses many issues for adults. Lost and Found Three contains his best known works in one hardback volume. The Red Tree, The Lost Thing and John Marsden classic scary story The Rabbits are all extended from the original separate soft back publications. The artwork of Shaun Tan is excellent and hugely imaginative. A DVD (from Australia) is available of The Lost Thing and I believe it won an Oscar for best short animated film. As a 'graphic novel' it is certainly my number one, along with The Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia, two other excellent books by Shaun Tan. 'So you want to hear a story' says the guy working tirelessly on his bottle top collection, then get this book!
the only reason i'm not giving this volume 5 stars is because of the 'gutter' between pages, which sometimes means that (since the book does not open flat) you miss some of the picture in the middle if it's a double-spread.
having said that, these are 3 amazing books in one volume, to be enjoyed by child and/or adult.
Artwork and writing unbelievable beautiful. Recommend to any parent who wants to share something special with their child. Very grown up subject, handled in a way that a young child of 8 would understand, without scaring them.