Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Jonathan Ying
Illustrator: Victoria Ying
A rabbit helps animals find their lost instruments by their sound. Elephant lost something that goes, "Plink! Plank! Plunk!" This piggy bank goes 'Plink!' and this bucket goes, 'Plank!' and this piano goes, 'Plunk!' Nice work, you found Elephants piano! The last animal that needs help is looking for something that makes ALL of the sounds from before, it is looking for...a band! The band is made up of the animals and their newly found instruments.
Toddlers will enjoy all of the opportunities to make sounds and identify which of the items in the lost-in-found is the one the animals lost. The book is highly interactive and and has varying colors, fonts and sizes for all of the onomatopoeia in the book. The text is rhyming and fun, with emotional and engaging syntax. The illustrations are adorable. The little bunny that runs the lost-and-found is particularly well done and expressive as he tries to find the lost items. The style is simple line drawings with solid color fills and cartoon-like design. This book is great because of the interactive elements.