Lost and Found, a review by Jenn

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Lost and Found
Natalie Shampanier

Children’s Book
Reading Age 3 – 10 years
Artichoke Heart Publishing
December 24, 2022

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Forgotten toys at a summer camp ground
Are tossed into the camp’s Lost and Found.
But Dino Boy refuses to spend his days on a shelf
He sets out to escape and find a home for himself.
A ballerina, a hippo, and a mood ring tag along
On this great adventure to find where they belong.

Award-winning screenwriter and family therapist Natalie Shampanier draws from her experience with adopted children to create a poignant rhyming tale about determination, friendship and the search for love. This beautifully illustrated book is a perfect read-aloud for early readers and shared family story time!

My Review 

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I absolutely loved this book. It was such a sweet story and the illustrations were adorable. Personally I’m a sucker for a rhyming kids book, I find it adds a lot of fun to reading aloud with my family. The characters were simple but so cute, I wanted to know more about each of their little adventures. Lost and Found had Toy Story vibes complete with captivating characters and a sweet story that will tug at your heart strings. The authors real life experiences shine through and create a heart warming tale centered around adoption, family and the adventure of finding your place in the world. Lost and Found is the perfect addition to family story time.

About the Author – Natalie Shampanier

Natalie has been rhyming ever since she was small,

And she’s still only pushing five feet tall.

She couldn’t keep rhyming while working as a shrink,

Somehow patients prefer prose when they’re feeling on the brink.

She went on to write movies inspired by her childhood,

In a little known town called Hollywood.

Her last film, “Paper Spiders” was a critical success,

But her kids are her greatest achievement nonetheless.

Her most gratifying work has been raising those three,

That’s not just due to their no return policy.

Her nonverbal 10 year old who speaks only in signs

Inspired this picture book with limited lines.

Thank you for giving Natalie’s bio a look,

Hope you enjoy reading her latest book.


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