Today, I have a deceptively simple picture book to share with you all! Lost Things by Carey Sookocheff is a lovely story about the things that can be lost and found. Beginning and ending with a young girl walking her dog in the park, Lost Things is a calm look at a topic that can often be stressful for young children.
Title: Lost Things
Author/Illustrator: Carey Sookocheff
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: September 7, 2021
Format: Picture Book
As we follow the girl and her dog on their walk, we notice the many objects that people lose throughout their day. The objects are usually found, even if it’s by someone who needed it more than the person who lost it. Told with sparse text and fantastic visual storytelling, Lost Things gives young readers a peek into the journey of each lost item with a beautiful full circle storyline.
I really love the artwork in Lost Things, as well. Not only is the visual storytelling wonderful, the color work is fantastic, too! From the muted cool pallette to the way orange is used to highlight each lost item, it’s just genius.
Lost Things is released tomorrow (September 7, 2021), but you can preorder it today wherever books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and to continue bringing content to you. I always appreciate your support!)
Thank you so much to Kids Can Press for sending me a review copy of such a wonderfully unique book!
About The Author/Illustrator:
Author and Illustrator Carey Sookocheff has more than ten books to her credit. They include the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, I Do Not Like Stories, What Happens Next, as well as Wet and Solutions for Cold Feet, which she both wrote and illustrated. Her work has also appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal and Real Simple magazine. Carey lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her family and their dog, Rosie.