Grandad's unwittingly done it again, that is, lost nearly everything you will spend hours and delightful hours trying to find. Unlike any seek and find book you have ever seen. Warm, fuzzy, and yet, complex scenery and a funny, yet brief storyline, will be loads of fun for you and the kids.— From Jill's 2017 Picks
A brilliantly illustrated seek-and-find that dazzles even more than The Lost House, from the award-winning B. B. Cronin!
Grandad is taking his grandchildren on a picnic in his jalopy. They ride on a busy highway full of cars and signs, past charming villages and topiary-filled parks, out into the country. But when they finally arrive at the picnic spot, they discover all their food has tumbled out of the car along the way! It's up to readers to find the missing food so the family can enjoy their meal at last.
About the Author
B. B. Cronin is an award-winning illustrator originally from Dublin, Ireland and the author of The Lost House, which received the Gold Award from the Society of Illustrators. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and on the covers of Penguin Classics, among many other publications. He was honored by a one-person show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin in 1998. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York with the illustrator Juliette Borda and their two children, Henry and Esmé. He divides his time between his kitchen, living room, and his studio.
Visit him on Facebook or at BrianCronin.com.
Praise for The Lost Picnic:
"Mesmerizing details and eye-popping colors."—Publishers Weekly
Raves for The Lost House:
“An eye-popping take on I Spy.”—O, the Oprah Magazine
“This dazzling and delightful ‘seek and find’ book harkens to Maira Kalman’s Max series with its whimsical drawings and unpredictable color combinations. The Lost House could be an adventurous spread from an architecture magazine.”—The New York Times
"Filled with delightful drawings that are visually engaging and inspiring, this bedtime treat...will be a pleasure to read night after night for both kids and adults."—Real Simple
"[A] stylish puzzler [and] superior seek-and-find for all ages."—The Wall Street Journal
“The Lost House is packed with vivid illustrations and enchanting experience for old and young together.”—Goodhousekeeping.com
“Kids will spend more time giggling over all the quirky stuff Grandpa’s house is filled with in this search-and-find book than looking for the things they’re supposed to spot.”—Redbook
"Clever, irresistible, [and] visually engaging."—Kirkus Reviews
"Cronin’s silkscreenlike images are elegant as can be, resulting in a rich and suggestive excursion into a quietly unconventional world."—Publishers Weekly
"An artistic and creative seek-and-find book that makes for a fun interactive addition to most collections."—School Library Journal
"A visual marvel...[it recalls] picture-book classics from the early twentieth century, but the neon palette and whimsical humor place it solidly in the modern era."—Booklist