The Lost House (Hardcover)

By B. B. Cronin

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9781101999219, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2016

List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Fall into this award-winning seek-and-find book with its richly timeless style and get swept up in a treasure hunt through Grandad’s wild house!
 
The children want to go to the park with Grandad, but they can’t leave until they find his lost socks…and his shoes…and even his teeth! Will they ever get out of Grandad’s busy house? With a trove of wonders to discover on every page, this seek and find book will enchant young and old alike as they search for Grandad’s lost objects. Oversized dimensions, a textured paper-over-board die-cut cover, eye-popping color, and elaborately complex spreads on every page make this book a collector's item and a must-have.


About the Author

B. B. Cronin is an award-winning illustrator originally from Dublin, Ireland. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and on the covers of PenguinClassics, 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 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