From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-With rhyming text reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's work, this book refuses to be read silently. A Snatchabook, a lonely creature who loves books, is loose in Burrow Down. Books are disappearing every night, and "Eliza Brown at Number 3/was keen to solve the mystery./She planned one night to lie in wait/and use a pile of books as bait./Long hours passed without a peep/(she'd nearly fallen fast asleep)/when, suddenly, Eliza heard/a flap of wings:/a bat?/a bird?" Once the Snatchabook is discovered, Eliza quickly hatches a plan, resulting in a satisfying ending. The gorgeous illustrations are a perfect match for the lively text. This book is a fabulous fit for both storytime and one-on-one reading. Children will be begging for this book to be read to them every night-clever ones will claim they want to keep the Snatchabook happy. A first purchase for libraries everywhere.-Brooke Rasche, La Crosse Public Library, WIα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
In cozy little nooks carved into trees and burrowed underground, woodland folk are reading their woodland babies to sleep. Eliza Brown, rabbit occupant of burrow number three, is also tucked in for the night and settling in with a good book. But there’s something on the loose—a book snatcher! Eliza is determined to confront the thief and, when she does, finds . . . a wee, winged creature called a Snatchabook, who is not scary at all and longing for someone to read to him. Not a problem, thinks Eliza. After the Snatchabook returns all the stolen tomes to their rightful bookshelves, he’s welcome to show up at bedtime in the forest to listen to wonderful stories. Even though the verse doesn’t always have quite the right rhythm, this ever-so-sweet story begs to be read out loud. The beautifully lit illustrations are full of fun details that are sure to please little kids, and each creature, from owl to squirrel, is cute as cute can be. No doubt this one will be a hit with kids and parents alike. Preschool-Grade 1. --Ann Kelley