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A Bit Lost

Written by Chris Haughton

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A Lovereading4kids 'Great read you may have missed 2011' selection.

A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection.

Winner of the top children's book award in Ireland in 2011 - the Bisto Award.

Babies and Toddlers +. When Little Owl falls out of the nest he needs help to find his way home again. Luckily squirrel is keen to help but how does he know what Little Owl’s mummy will look like? Young readers will enjoy the entertaining confusion of mummies as squirrel misinterprets Little Owl’s description of his mummy.  A touching story.

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A Bit Lost Synopsis

A beautiful and witty picture book charting the journey of Little Owl who is just 'a bit lost'...Little Owl must be more careful when he is sleeping...Uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, and with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? With the earnest assistance of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of her, and meets a sequence of other animals. Yet while one might have his mummy's Big Eyes, and another her Pointy Ears, they are simply not her. Chris Haughton's striking colour illustrations follow Little Owl on his quest. Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy? Winner of Gold in the Children's Book category at the Association of Illustrators annual awards, this title perfectly captures the timeless anxiety of separation, followed by joy of reunion, of mother and child. It features eye-catching artwork from a promising new talent. If you're not tempted to shed a tear with Mummy Owl when her son is restored to her, you must have a heart of stone.

You can find out more about how Chris Haughton created A Bit Lost on the Picture Book Picnic website. Click here for Part 1, here for part 2 and here for part 3.

A Bit Lost Press Reviews

'I found myself in a ripple of humour from the start, and smiling mistily at the end. It's a gentle book, beautifully simple, and visually enticing.' - The Bookchook.com 

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406344257
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781406333831
Publication date: 02/05/2011
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406333831
Publication date: 2nd May 2011
Author: Chris Haughton
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler
Recommendations: Books of the Month
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton is a freelance illustrator and designer from Dublin. In 2007 he was named as one of TIME magazine's DESIGN 100 list for the work he does for Fair Trade and People Tree. Chris has created and taught many courses in Design and Illustration around the world, including Ireland, Hong Kong, Korea and India. His debut picture book, A Bit Lost, was the recipient of Gold in the Children's Book category at the Association of Illustrators annual awards. He has also won the 2011 Marion Vannett Ridgway Award, Dutch Picture Book of the Year and was named one of the Booktrust's Best ...

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