Monday, March 28, 2011


A NY Times Best Illustrated Book of 2009

Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2009.

Shaun Tan recently won an Oscar for his story 'THE LOST THING' within the pages of "LOST AND FOUND:Three.


"LOST AND FOUND THREE" is entertaining, delightful, and educational. The fascinating presentation within the pages of three thought-provoking stories are illuminated by artwork and incredible illustrations that come to life, while complimenting the mood of each story. 'THE RED TREE' is saturated in emotion, portraying loss, inability to cope, and impending doom. A girl is experiencing a dark, gloomy, dreary day. Will her day become darker, before light is seen at the end of the tunnel? After she feels sadness, disappointment and loss of hope, will anyone come forward to show they care? The graphics within the pages are explicit in describing depression and loneliness. How many faceless people have we seen in our lives? Have you ever experienced the world around you can see everything but you? Where will the one red leaf that fell from 'THE RED TREE' wind up? Each detailed, stylish illustration is not only intelligent, but glows with reality. How blind has society become? Are we so wrapped up in our own little world, that we don't stop to smell the flowers? This story is as emotionally charged as "THE LION KING." A Profound loss explodes within the heartbreaking pages of 'THE RABBITS.' How would you feel to be driven away from your own land? What if outsiders now claim it? A tale of utter sadness, darkness, and loss. Foreigners cause chaos on Australia's land and animals, what decisions can the native people make? This compelling story, painted in doom, portrays as much courage as the free-spirited "POCAHONTAS." Shaun Tan becomes a Master storyteller within the pages of 'THE LOST THING.' A quirky tale about a boy who does notice the odd things that surround him, becomes friends with it, and finds it a home. The astonishing story will indeed encourage the reader to interact and discuss the importance and rewards of friendship and kindness. This amazing story portrays as much sensitivity and curiosity as seen in "CHICKEN LITTLE." What will leave an impression, after reading this story? Is it the sad truth that as the population grows older, the less we see life's beautiful creations? This book is highly recommended for children age ten and up, young adults, and adults. It is an excellent learning tool, with good topics for discussion and is also recommended for teachers, as well as parents. The stories are captivating, bursting with rich imagery, blended with spectacular visual effects.