Plaidypus Lost

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Snippity snip. Stitchity stitch. Buttons for eyes. Surprise! Grandpa's old plaid shirt is now my new Plaidypus! Tag along with a lively young girl and her constant companion as they find adventures wherever they go--the park, the lake, or the supermarket candy aisle! And don't forget to keep an eye on Plaidypus, as there's always a chance he'll find himself astray--stuck in the sand, high on a shelf...But no need to worry: Plaidypus lost, Plaidypus found. This story goes around and around!! Janet Stevens and her sister; Susan Stevens Crummel, bring to life a heart-warming tale of a girl with a boundless imagination and a very special friend.

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Janet Stevens is a Caldecott Honor-winning artist who has illustrated many beloved books for children, including the Anansi books by Eric A. Kimmel, along with Coyote Steals the Blanket : A Ute Tale, which she also wrote, and the Caldecott Honor book Tops and Bottoms. She lives in Colorado.

Susan Stevens Crummel has collaborated on several books with her sister, Janet Stevens, including And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, a 2002 ALA Notable Book, and Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! winner of the 2001 Texas Bluebonnet Award. She lives in Texas.

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PreS-Gr. 1. The little girl of this endearing picture book meets a stuffed shirt at Grandma's house--and no, it isn't Grandpa. It's a homemade, slightly homely platypus that Grandma has fashioned out of a plaid shirt. From the opening lines, "Plaidypus lost. Plaidypus found. This story goes around and around," it's clear that the girl and her toy are in for a turbulent time, and sure enough, they repeatedly wind up separated. Children will recognize themselves in the preschool- or kindergarten-aged main character and sympathize with her frantic anxiety whenever Plaidypus goes missing ("Search high and low. Over. Under. Where did he go?") and her resplendent joy each time he is restored ("I'll never, ever lose you again"). Stevens incorporates digitally collaged elements into her energetic pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, adding texture without cluttering the clean, open compositions. The plot is slender, but the memorable refrains and syncopated rhythms, as well as the book's generous size and large, whimsically designed type, make this a good bet for larger storytime crowds. Jennifer Mattson
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