RED TED AND THE LOST THINGS by Michael Rosen

RED TED AND THE LOST THINGS

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Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

Red Ted, accidentally left behind, is deposited in the Place for Lost Things. Determined to find the little girl who loves him, he escapes the cavernous closet of forgotten toys. A naysaying crocodile and cheese-craving cat join Ted’s expedition, and together they search for friendship, family and food in this charming tale. Both text and illustrations evoke time-tested teddy-bear classics such as Corduroy, with its toy-comes-alive point of view, and Paddington and Winnie-the-Pooh, with delicately penciled characters clearly defined against subtly drawn backgrounds. Crocodile serves as Red Ted’s foil, much like Pooh’s Eeyore, highlighting the bear’s sweet temperament and determined attitude. Stewart’s dense environments, filled with texture and intricate details, create a rich world for Rosen’s heroes, and his use of graphic novel–type panels offers a good introduction to sequential-image storytelling. A satisfying tale for all involved, from the adopted crocodile, satiated cat and found teddy bear to the readers who will delight in this sweet adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4537-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2009




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