Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nini Lost and Found by Anita Lobel

Nini, a tabby cat, sneaks out of the house into the woods and gets lost...

Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers sent me a copy of this hardcover picture book for review (thank you).  It is currently available at your local bookstore and is for ages 4-8.

This is a simple tale of an indoor cat who escapes into the outdoors and loses her way back to the house.  Little ones will enjoy following along on the journey.  Dangerous animals are hidden in the woods and you have to look carefully to find them.  Nini's family comes looking for her and she makes it home safely.

The quiet lesson your children will learn is not to wander away alone; be careful and watch for danger; and, come home soon.  Let Nini help them learn that.

It also would work well for a read aloud book.  Let the children see if they can find the hidden animals before they come out to chase the cat. 

This is a nice light story that all children should enjoy.  Check it out at your local bookstore.  And happy reading!

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