From the author and illustrator of our family's beloved Pumpkin Soup comes Tatty Ratty, a story of one lost rabbit's adventure and eventual return. The story line is simple - a favorite (MUST HAVE) toy is lost somewhere. Mom calls the bus line - no luck - they look in all the usual places - no luck.
Have you seen that minivan commercial where a teddy bear is lost? Mom drives to the store gets a new one, runs it over, and stashes it in one of the oh-so-convenient bins? That is Tatty Ratty in a nutshell, but with a clever twist. The parents in this story use their daughter's worrying and imagination to spin the tale of Tatty Ratty's adventures. He ends up on a train, with the 3 bears, with Cinderella, pirates, and the Man on the Moon. Along the way, Tatty Ratty gets restored. Finally he is reclaimed in the end at "Rabbit World" good as new. Smart parents.
The characters, story line, and illustrations are rich and imaginative. Helen Cooper is at her best in this story. You will see your child in this story - happily musing about bunny's adventures and upset and unable to sleep in another moment. The pictures are rich and detailed - with each read we find something new.
I would highly recommend this book for any child, boy or girl, probably 7 and under. I never thought we would find a book as cherished by my kids as Pumpkin Soup - no surprise that when we did find one, it was from the same author. If you like Tatty Ratty, come back for Pumpkin Soup. You won't be disappointed.