Some Things I've Lost
Written and Illustrated by: Cybèle Young
Published by: Groundwood Books
Published on: September 15, 2015
My daughter is very forgetful. Almost every day her teacher sends home a note with things that she has forgotten to bring. But more often than not, she forgets to bring that note home too. You know how you can put string through the sleeves of a coat to the mittens on either side so you don't lost the mittens? We have adapted that idea many times, even to her pencil case/backpack.
She and I often wonder what happens to all the things she forgets. Sometimes they turn back up, sometimes they don't.
I wonder if they take on a life of their own like in this book.
The premise of this book is very simple. Young lists an item and where is is lost. There is a picture of the item before it was lost.
But open the flap and a whole new world begins. Young's papercraft adventures into the transformation of these objects is breathtaking. Would you recognize your plain black glasses after they metamorphize into a brilliant coloured clownfish? I wouldn't.
I'll keep looking for my daughter's missing items. But I'll think more creatively now about how those things could have changed so they hide in plain sight.