This is part of the book blog tour for The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty, organized by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.
Title: The Snatchabook
Authors: Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: October 1st, 2013
Source: received a copy from publisher
Where have all the bedtime stories gone?
One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down…when a Snatchabook flew into town.
It’s bedtime in the woods of Burrow Down, and all the animals are ready for their bedtime story. But books are mysteriously disappearing. Eliza Brown decides to stay awake and catch the book thief. It turns out to be a little creature called the Snatchabook who has no one to read him a bedtime story. All turns out well when the books are returned and the animals take turns reading bedtime stories to the Snatchabook.
What will you do when you can no longer find your favorite books at their usual locations in your home?
That’s the problem the animals in the woods of Burrow Down have to face. Books are mysteriously disappearing and no one knows why such absurd thing is happening! Eliza wants to do something about the situation and she refuses to go to bed until she gets this mystery resolved. Can she find out what’s really going on?
I absolutely adored the story! The words rhymed beautifully and it’s hard to resist not to read the words out loud. I also liked the illustrations – they’re colorful, warm and cheery – and I found myself admiring the artwork as I read the story. If you like children’s books that are fun and uplifting, you’ll want to add The Snatchabook to your library.
To view some of the illustrations, go to: http://thomasdocherty.co.uk/Illustration.htm
About the Authors
Helen Docherty has spent most of her career as a language teacher, most recently specializing in Spanish. Thomas Docherty studied metalwork and sculpture at college before becoming an illustrator of children’s book. His website is thomasdocherty.co.uk. Helen and Thomas live in Bristol, England with their two young daughters.