Monday, January 21, 2013

Lost and Found by Bill Harley & Adam Gustavson: Book Review & Giveaway


When Justin loses his cherished hat his grandma made for him, he searches everywhere for it to no avail. That only leaves one place to look, the dreaded school lost and found. It's not the lost and found that's so scary, but the old school custodian, Mr. Rumkowsky.

Nobody has ever dared approach Mr. Rumkowsky about lost items. Justin must dig deep inside himself for the courage to be the first. The huge lost and found box yields a plethora of treasures from his friends lost belongings they were too terrified to claim, to some strange and unexpected treasures of students past.

Author Bill Harley captures the essence of childhood misunderstandings that can only be erased through confrontation. Gustavson adds nerve wracking drama through illustrations from a child's eye's view with a realistic close up of Mr. Rumkowsky and a mop bucket with the word, "caution". A RECOMMENDED picture book for ages 4-8 that will not only help with confronting fears, but teaches that others aren't always as they appear.

Publisher: Peachtree (Oct. 1, 2012)
Pages: 32
ISBN:  978-1-56145-628-4

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**I received a copy of this book at no charge from the publisher for review purposes only. This in no way influenced by opinion about the book. 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Peachtree Publishing is generously offering one of my lucky readers a copy of LOST AND FOUND by Bill Harley with illustration by Adam Gustvason. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form found at the end of this post. By entering, you acknowledge you have read the terms on the Rafflecopter form and agree to them. Contest ends 2/3/2013 at 11:59 EST. 

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24 comments:

apple blossom said...

sitting down to eat is another title he has written

Debby said...

I learned that Bill Harley is "a two-time Grammy award-winning artist"

bloomerbear said...

You're in Trouble

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

Maria K said...

I learned he is a NPR contributor.

Bernice G said...

He has won two Grammy awards as well as many other awards.

wyguymom said...

Wow! He's an author and a musician, how creative!

Jorie said...

I would also really like to get The Battle of the Mad Scientists and Other Tales Of Survival for my son, Tristan.

Valerie Stayton said...

I learn he has won 2 Grammy's in addition to many other and that he is a contributer to NPr

Christy Colln said...

He is extremely artistic and has won 2 grammys and many other awards! wow! thanks!

christycolln33@gmail.com

corey1971 said...

Between Home and School sounds good. (Corey Olomon)

Jessica P said...

I see that he also wrote High Dive :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Jennifer Mays said...

He is a two time Grammy award winner.

Sam Stamp said...

The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher is a book he's written and it sounds good!

Mary said...

He's a A two-time Grammy award-winning artist, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the RI Council for the Humanities and an NPR commentator.

Diana said...

You're in Trouble sounds good
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Adrienne said...

He wrote: Between Home and School:
A collection of letters, notes and emails between one mother and her son's teachers from K to 12.

Anonymous said...

Sitting Down to Eat is one of Bills books
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ken Ohl said...

bill harley is a 2 time grammy award artist. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Farrah Shumway said...

He also wrote Monsters in the Bathroom.

farrah_jo@yahoo.com

AEKZ2 said...

He also wrote Dirty Joe the Pirate

Roseanne said...

Has won two Grammys

Kathy said...

Bill feels all children should be given a ukelele when they are born!

Domestic Diva said...

You're in trouble sounds cute.

Anonymous said...

"weezie and the moonipie" was nominated for a grammy
joyce-ellenholmes@hotmail.com

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