My granddaughter - three and half years old, loved it. She found it impossible to believe however that someone didn't have a mummy or a daddy to read to them and spent 5 minutes trying to convince me it couldn't possibly be true because there was also mamie, papie, tous les tontons et tatas (she was speaking in French so I couldn't understand it all but I recognised the intensity of her words and I added 'yes' and 'no' at what I guessed were appropriate points). We then had to re-enact the whole story especially the shadow coming through the window and she protected me as I was the child. Read three times the first day.
I do have one slight criticism that I would have liked pictures where every animal family was shown at the end to be reading stories to the snatchabook every night, in every bed, in every family - after all the effort he'd made to say sorry. Also we couldn't decide whether the little rabbit of Eliza was a baby rabbit or a 'doudou' (comforter).
Great book which encouraged intense speaking practice. My granddaughter can already recount the whole story - in French (although at the moment the only word she's retained in English is 'snatchabook' :)
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