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Lost

Mariajo Ilustrajo

Quarto (2+) 9780711277946 (Hardback)

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A polar bear is lost in a large and overbearing city.  He tries to ask for help but people are too caught up in the hustle and bustle of city life to hear him.  He is finally noticed by a little girl who takes him home, feeds him, bathes him and reads to him.  A story of friendship ensues as the little girl devotes herself to helping the polar bear find his way home.

There’s a humour present in the illustrations that enhance the story. The visual narrative is strong and there is good use of angular perspective and scale to convey the overwhelming, claustrophobic nature of the city. This contrasts well with the more expansive scenes in the Arctic. Panelling gives a sense of movement and progression to the story as the plot develops. There is an interesting use of available space for telling the story and a wonderfully expressive quality is employed to show the mood and emotion of characters. Use of colour is highly effective and builds atmosphere. There are numerous subplots told through the illustrations. Visual clues support the unfolding narrative in this story of belonging and friendship.

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Mariajo Ilustrajo

Mariajo Ilustrajo is a Spanish illustrator and designer based in the UK. In November 2020 she was crowned overall ‘New Talent’ winner of the World Illustration Awards, before completing her MA in Children’s Illustration at the prestigious Cambridge Anglia Ruskin course. Mariajo published her debut book Flooded in May of 2022 to widespread critical acclaim. She loves to cook and to draw, and fills dozens of sketchbooks with her daily scribbles. She lives with her partner, two guinea pigs and a new puppy.

Shadowers' reviews and artwork

I really liked the part where a girl finds the bear and takes it home and finds a book on where the bear lives.

Finley

St Andrew’s Primary Academy

I love the calm colours and the story. It really has a meaning to people who are immigrants. I love the cartoony beautiful sketches.

Hugo

Roche Readers

a heartwarming story about how anything can be done when you have friends- even getting to the north pole. younger readers would definitely enjoy it more due to the warm and cute illustrations.

Rapha

Roche Readers

loved the illustrations!

Astrid

Roche Readers

very cute illustrations and lovely, vivid colours.

Delilah

Roche Readers

Lost is a very interesting and emotional book. It shows us how normal people go about their everyday things including travelling because it is possible that some people have seen a bear before and this just helps us understand how people would treat this situation. I think that Lost is a very interesting book because it shows us how people are just locked in their everyday lives. For instance the barista just shoved the soy latte in his hand and said next please as if she didn’t even see him. I think that Lost is one of my favourite kids books I have ever seen.

Alex

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a heartwarming story about a polar bear who gets lost in a busy, bustling city, where everything is grey and gloomy, until a little red-headed girl spots Bear and helps him find his way back. I love how everything is so colourless at first and then when the girl leads Bear back to her house and helps the book becomes bright and colourful. I also really like how Mariajo Illustrajo put so much detail into every single thing. From the menu at the cafe to the headphones on a person in the queue. She could have just drawn a person and be done with it, but no. She put in the gallons of effort to make it the brilliantly illustrated book we know. My personal recommendation would be a 9.7/10 and it is perfect for ages 3+.

Leyla

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Eva

Latymer Prep Shadowers

I like the book because it explained that we shouldn’t global heat but if we do the animals might come to our country and get hurt by all the tings we have and they will get lost.

Luukas

New Hall Prep Readers

I liked the detail in the pictures and the way that the polar bear acts like a person in the pictures, while he is lost. He is acting like everything is quite normal but he really should be in a snowy land. This is a lovely book for young children

Jacey-Anne

St Andrew’s Primary Academy

Lost Lost is my favourite book out of the 8. It is about a polar bear called Bear lost in New York City. I like how she shows that everyone is having another normal day but Bear is definitely not! I love how she places illustrations in a certain type of way, she uses boxes, vinnets, half page spreads and full page spreads. I would recommend this to people who love animal bedtime stories .This book is a 10/10 for me. I think this is a 3+.

kit

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an engaging story about a polar bear trying to find its way back to the North Pole. The perspective of the front cover makes you feel very small in a big city. Everything starts off all grey, then slowly colours start to appear when the polar bear is spotted by the girl. As she takes him to her house, colours light up until everything is filled with bright colours and now we know that Bear he is no longer lost. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes a good story. I rate this book a 10/10.

Ollie M

Latymer Prep Shadowers

The illustrations were really good, I thought the story would be a little longer though.

Pascal

Southborough Shadowers

I liked it because I love polar bears! It was clever that the girl was in bright colours so her kindness stood out.

Henrietta

Southborough Shadowers

I really liked the illustrations but I wish they were a little bit more detailed to really get that feeling of being lost.

Chloe

Southborough Shadowers

Lost is a wonderful book about a polar bear who is stuck in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city trying to find his way back home. I like the art style about the colour how when there was no hope it was just grey but when the girl said hello it when bright and hopeful and the vibe turns happy and more hopeful and when he first meets the girl only a small bit of the page was bright but it slowly got brighter representing happiness and someone that cared for him and noticed him. I recommend this book to 3 + ages and give the book 10/10 because of the amazing illustrations and the hidden features like the girl in nearly all the pictures but you don't really notice her at the start.

Josh

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Benji

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Ben

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Kit

Latymer Prep Shadowers

EP

Latymer Prep Shadowers

This is an inspiring book about a lost bear trying to find his way back home. He keeps on trying to find help but everyone is too busy with their own lives to notice or care. Although most people are too busy with their own lives, this little girl helps the bear get back home. I like it thet on the cover there is an X in the sky. I also noticed that at the beginning of the book the background is grey and dull because he is more sad, but when he is with the little girl everything is more colourful because there is hope. I liked this book and I would say it is 5+ for ages. I’d rate this book a 8.5/10 😊

Emilie

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an adventurous and emotional book that consists of a polar bear who has somehow found his way to the middle of the big, bustling city and he does not know where he is. The illustrations are very original because she has created a new style of illustrations which reflect the hustle and bustle of the city. Lost also has a huge amount of detail such as the coffee menu in the coffee shop and the advertisements on the Underground. Another thing that the illustrations show is that the pictures on the front page make Bear feel very small compared to the tall skyscrapers. This book is a great book for children who enjoy adventure and friendly stories. My favourite bit of the story is when Bear asks for directions to the North Pole but before he can finish his sentence the customer service lady just shouts at him “EVERYTHING IS ON THE MAP!”I would recommend this book to children 4 years and over. I really enjoyed this book so I would rate it 9/10.

OLLY J

Latymer Prep Shadowers

In this book, slow and searching eyes will lead you to the many secrets that Mariajo has put in. It is based on her coming to the UK and really feeling lost herself. My favourite thing about this book is the front cover and how it seems to be closing in on Bear. Also how usually X marks the spot on a map, and the buildings around the polar bear create a sort of X. And these two hidden things are only a few of the many secrets in the book. How the little girl has bright red hair to stand out, how the grey colour scheme is there when Bear is lost but a new, warmer colour scheme arrives when the girl finds him. The different types of illustrations such as boxes, full bleeds, half bleeds and many more have their own character in the book. As a roundup, this was a very good book for the ages 5+ if you want to understand the slightly deeper meaning, and also if you are interested in polar bears and climate change. I will give it an 8/10.

Eleonore

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an adventurous story about a lost bear who tries to ask for help but is completely ignored until a little girl helps him find his way home. I liked this book because almost every page has a little detail that you need to find. The cross on the front cover and the little girl popping up every now and then. Everyone is locked up in their own world listening to music or on their phone and the people that have a job don't care about anything they just shove a map or coffee into your hands. I like that the illustrator/author added their own book, Flooded into Lost and that the girl has it on her bookshelf. This shows that she cares about the environment. There are also other books about animals. I recommend this book for anyone who likes the environment or animals and is ages 5+.

Pedro

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a magnificent book with beautiful illustrations and Bear is lost in a huge town and is treated unfairly as nobody wants to help him. Bear thinks all hope is lost but when a little, kind girl offers to come to her house everything changes. It also has wonderful illustrations especially when the warm colours come in when the little girl is with Bear while when bear is alone the background is grey and dull. I find this a great book as it includes what it really feels like to be left out and when nobody is helping and I find it really annoying but I still find this book absolutely fantastic. I would recommend this book for people who are interested in climate change and ages 5 and over.🫠

Victor

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an incredible book about a polar bear who is lost in the city. He tries to find his way back to the North Pole but everyone ignores him apart from one little girl. I really enjoyed reading this book because it has a very interesting comic style. I like the illustrations a lot because at the beginning of the book all the colours were very dull and grey but at the end of the book when the girl found Bear all the colours were very bright. I enjoyed spotting that the front cover has a cross on it. This book explores that climate change is getting worse and the fact that everyone is glued to technology so they’re too busy to help anyone. My favourite page was when Bear got into the tube because that was when the book started developing brighter colours. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes fighting against climate change, likes animals or has had an experience of getting lost. 10/10.

Nadia

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is about a little girl who goes out of her way to help a polar bear who is lost in a great big city.The author and illustrator Mariajo Ilustrajo has made the book look drab and grey at the start. But at the end the colours get warmer until all the grey is gone. I loved how she makes everyone look really busy in the station, too busy to even notice Bear at all because they are way too engrossed on their phones or are listening to music on their headphones. I would recommend this book to people who love animals and are 8 years old and over and would rate it an 8/10.

Reya

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a beautiful and moving story that will change people's lives forever with its grey and dark setting as the loving Bear is ignored by all the everyday people in life. I really enjoyed the way Bear is not being noticed even though he is a polar bear. I love the fact that when he sees the little girl all the colours get brighter. When Bear gets home all his family and friends were really happy and the fact they all had their eyes closed and were really enjoying the moment. The illustrations felt like they were closing in on Bear and they were really emotional. I recommend this book to all people including ones that like the environment and animals. I also recommend this beautiful book to children 2+ and rate it a 9.5/10.🐻‍❄️

Annabelle

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a stunningly illustrated book about a lost bear who is found. The front cover particularly draws me in. The hints of orange just call out to me. When I opened the book, I felt like I was actually there, in the tube station, with all the droopy grey colours. I like the way that the little girl stands out in the crowd. I like the way I can compare her to me. If you look closely you might see the girl on quite a few pages! I also find the perspective of the illustrations well thought out. Mariajo Ilustrajo has a sweet style that I just adore. I recommend this book to anyone that feels as if they’ve been lost. It also teaches younger children about climate change. But for me, this book would be a solid 7/10!

Maya M

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a very well illustrated book with several clever designs to uncover. The book is about a lost polar bear who is trying to find its way home but he struggles to get help as the people in the city don’t understand him. The storyline matches the illustrations very well and also suggests clues about the emotions of the character. I love how the city is very busy and dull but as the story moves on the colours get brighter and the space is more free. My favourite illustration is on the front cover as Bear is holding a tube map and the negative space above creates an X like X marks the spot on maps. I love the combination of different illustration techniques such as full bleeds, double page spreads (DPS), vignettes and boxes. The brushstrokes make the illustrations look more 3D and the water colours give the dull impression of the city. I would recommend this book to people who love climate change or animals. 8/10

Abir

Latymer Prep Shadowers

LOST is a story about Bear, a polar bear lost in a big city trying to find their way home to the North Pole. There are small subplots that make this book more interesting like on the girls bookshelf, there is a book called Flooded which is also written by the same author. My favourite part was when the polar bear dropped the coffee because it was really funny. The style of drawing is unique to other books and when Bear is in the city, it’s more monotone and when they go to the girls house, there's more warm colours. The more I read this book, the more I like it! This book can be for all ages and if you’re a fan of animals this is the book for you! I would give this a 9.5/10. ⭐

Chelsea

Latymer Prep Shadowers

This is a heartwarming story about a polar bear who is lost in a big and bustling city. This book also gives huge hints about climate change and global warming. The polar bear is ignored by everyone except this little girl who sees how he is lost and decides to take him in. I love how the skyscrapers are imposing and how the blank spaces in between them make an X. I love how the little girl is connecting with all the animals. I love how everyone is cold and dull except for the little girl and her mom. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves animals, is worried about climate change and city life. 9/10 from me 😃

Daniel

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an intriguing book about a lost polar bear trying to get back home. My favourite thing was the illustrations because of how it started all miserable and grey and after someone finally found bear, eventually the colours became brighter and brighter until Bear finally came back to the North Pole. This book is showing us that we need to pay attention to other things than just our phones.I would recommend this book to people who have experienced being lost, so they can understand that loads of people get lost and they are not alone. Personally I think this book is great, 5/5 stars and I would recommend this book to people 3 and above.

Oliver S

Latymer Prep Shadowers

This is an amazing book about a polar bear called Bear who is lost and his quest to find his way home. I think this is a brilliant book because of how when you look at people they seem really disconnected to the world and are just looking at screens or listening to music. I really like how on the front cover all the buildings seem to be closing in on Bear and that there is a cross. The colours are really grey and dark at the beginning but when the little girl comes along the colours get warmer as if everything is getting better. I also like how in the city everything is quite close but when Bear gets to the North Pole there is lots of space. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes animals and reading about climate matters. I would rate this book 10/10.

Louis

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a simple but meaningful book about a bear who is lost in the city. He is trying to get help but nobody seems to be paying attention to him. Eventually a little girl lights a spark of hope back into his life as she helps him find his way back to the North Pole. There are lots of different styles of illustrations in this book including many boxes, vignettes and some full bleeds too. These make it very interesting and different to some other books. Mariajo Ilustrajo has been very clever in making the colours of the illustrations throughout the book change from lots of dark greys and cold colours to light yellows and oranges (warm colours) as the mood of the book changes. I would recommend this book to children 4+ and especially those who are passionate about the climate and would like to learn about habitats. I would give this book a 8.5/10 😊

Liberty

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an inspiring book about a polar bear who is trying to find his way back to his home and loving friends. This book is quite an easy book to understand, because we all have been lost either physically or mentally including me. I love how there are loads of little details that we don’t notice like the X marks the spot on the front cover and the different ads in the train station that we see today, for example The Lion King poster. I find that the point of the story is really important: Everyone needs to pay attention to the world, even if something is different. Like the polar bear, no one is paying attention to him because he is different to everybody else. But the little girl is really kind and helps bear to enjoy his life as it is and make him feel calm, like we all should. Climate change is a big problem for polar bears, but none of us are helping that much, all of us are stuck to our own needs and devices which is not good. If you love animals and are interested in climate change, then this book is for you! I think 4+ is an appropriate age to start reading this book, as young people can learn a lot in a fun way. 9/10 from me.

Tara

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an alarming book with many hints to global warming, a polar bear lost in a bustling unattentive city. The polar bear is completely ignored by everyone on the tube except for a little girl. I love how on the cover, the skyscrapers are imposing, and how on the little girl’s bookshelf, there is one book that Mariajo illustrated, ‘Flooded’. I also like how in the tube station, the background is grey, but in the girl’s house, all the colours are warm and hopeful for Bear. I would recommend this for people who really like the environment, but 7+ to understand the deeper meaning and the illustrator’s hidden clues.

James

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a simplistic and relaxing graphic-novel-like picture book that shows us how important it is to be helping people, no matter who they are or where they come from. I love the fact that Mariajo has hidden a secret X marks the spot on the front cover and how the grey tones change and become warmer as hope and happiness enter the story. The little girl who helps Bear is always visible and it seems as though she’s radiating some sort of positive energy compared to the other people who are walking around. It touches on topics such as global warming and how these days, nobody really looks up from their phones to help someone or even just smile! The book will make you grin from ear to ear as the little girl helps Bear get back home and I really felt the feelings of the characters as if I was them. I would recommend this book to anyone who’s ever felt lost! But the age for me would be around 3+. For little children, an adult explaining the drawings and helping them to understand is good. 9.5/10 from me! 😊

Derin

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is one of the best picture books I’ve ever read! It focuses on a lost polar bear who somehow got into the busy bustling city. I love the amount of secrets in this book and that you need to read it several times to get the full experience of it. I am really interested in the fact there are so many different types of illustrations like full bleeds and boxes. I also love the fact that the little girl is on most of the pages' illustrations. I would rate this book with an 8.5/10! I would recommend this book to anyone over 5+ or anyone who is interested in climate change or animals.

Jensen

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an engaging story about a polar bear trying to find its way back to the North Pole. The perspective of the front cover makes you feel very small in a big city. Everything starts off all grey, slowly colours start to appear when the polar bear is spotted by the little girl, as she takes him to her house colours light up until everything is filled with bright colours as he is no longer lost. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes a good story. I rate this book a 10/10.

Ollie M

Latymer Prep Shadowers

This book is a heartwarming story about a bear lost in a ginormous city amidst the hustle and bustle. Finally after an eternity of searching a young girl helps him go back to the North Pole. I really enjoyed this book because it really takes my imagination right into the book. Sometimes I feel that I am stuck in the book. Also the grey colours match the mood of the city perfectly. Definitely in my top 3 a 9.5/10 for me!

Maxim

Latymer Prep Shadowers

A wonderful story about a polar bear lost in the busy streets of New York. I love how Mariajo puts little secrets in her illustrations. Like on the front cover there is a big X in the sky to show how he is on the place which the X marks yet he is still lost and how on almost every page there is a illustration of the orange haired girl which helps bear. I recommended this book to people who look at their phone all the time so they can realise that things are happening around them.

Benjamin

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost Lost is a book about a polar bear called Bear.It’s illustrated by Mariajo Ilustrajo .Bear got lost in london and doesn't know how to get home. My favourite page is the page where the bear is finally home thanks to the small child with bright orange hair. I would give this book a 9/10 and recommend it for all ages.

Srishti

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is an amazing story about a polar bear called Bear who is lost in an city and nobody notices him except for a little girl. In my opinion seeing a polar bear in the subway is quite funny. If you like funny stories about animals in a human world then I would recommend this to you. I rate this book an 8/10.

Niam

Latymer Prep Shadowers

'Lost' is an amazing book about Bear; a polar bear that appears to be lost in a bustling, dull city. He tries to seek help so he can go back to his home - the North Pole, but everyone seems to be too busy, too busy in their own world. However, there is a girl who finally notices Bear. She takes him to her own house, and Bear explains he has to go back to his home, and he does. Mariajo Ilustrajo uses colours like grey and white to show when the scenes are quite gloomy, but she uses brighter colours when Bear is with the girl. I rate this book a 9.5/10, and I recommend this book for children 5 or older, or anyone who likes a connection between an animal and a person!

Tulip

Latymer Prep Shadowers

LOST is a wonderful book about a polar bear called Bear who is trying to find his way home. Bear tries to ask people but everyone is caught up with their own lives. Finally a small girl spots Bear and takes him home. The girl has a book about The North Pole and Bear shows her where he lives. The girl understands and takes him to the North Pole. Bear reunites with his family and the story ends with Bear hugging his family. I LOVED the illustrations because they were very detailed. I would recommend this to ages 7 - 12. A 9.9/10 from me.

Taicia

Latymer Prep Shadowers

I loved Lost because it is an immersive story that pulls you in. I could not stop reading it. I thought that it was amazing and also a direct story. As well as being an incredible book it also hints about climate change. I would rate this book a 9/10 because its pictures show the illustrator’s emotions amazingly well. I believe this book is appropriate for ages 4+.

Ada

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a fantastic book about a polar bear in a big city trying to find his way back to the North Pole. He finds this little girl with ginger hair and she takes Bear back to their house and they play and have fun together then he eventually leaves and gets taken by helicopter back to the North Pole. It is written/illustrated by Mariajo Illustrajo. My favourite part is when Bear has arrived at the North Pole and he is surrounded by polar bears. I would recommend this to 5+ and I would give it 9/10.

Freddie

Latymer Prep Shadowers

A Journey about a polar bear called Bear who wanders through a busy city to try and find his way back to the North Pole. I really like how Mariajo Ilustrajo changes her colour scheme half way through the book to show that Bear feels more confident and less worried. The way she uses colours is very effective and I like the detail that all the adults are not paying any attention to the enormous bear and they are all glued to their screens. I would rate the illustrations 9/10 and aimed at all ages.

Elodie

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a lovely book about a polar bear called Bear, who is lost in the hustle and bustle of the city, trying to find the way back to his home, the Arctic. The thing I like most about this book is when you have the grey colours, but when the little girl notices Bear, the dark colours turn to light and warm colours. I love what Mariajo has done with this amazing piece of work and is suitable for all ages and is 10/10 from me!

Ben 5S

Latymer Prep Shadowers

A delightful book, perfectly displaying how busy a big city can sometimes be, about a polar bear who somehow appears in London and with the help of a little girl he manages to get back to his family in the North Pole. Mariajo really uses all the techniques known to illustrators, using all sorts of half bleed, vignette, boxed and spotlight illustrations making a delightful book to read. There are lots of little different details in the pictures and every time I read it I see something new. If you’ve ever been lost in a big place like that you make connections with the book. A book for all children and adults, striking a 8.25/10 from me. 😊

Eva

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost – a captivating story about a bear that is lost. Everyone ignores him, except for one little girl with bright orange hair that notices him. Lost is very well illustrated, from Bear’s friendly but confused smile, to all the adults doing different things, even to the smallest details like the menu in the cafe or the pictures in the girl’s hallway. In particular, I fell in love with the emotions of all the characters. Many of the adults have that look on their faces when you’re very focused on something, except this ‘something’ is their phone. You could probably find any person you wanted in this book, all the characters are so unique! Even the small girl’s mother doesn’t notice Bear, even though he is right there, which sends a powerful message across. Lost is a superb book, amazing for anybody, especially children who want to make a big change. I think this is 9/10 for me. Amazing! 😊

Maya K

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a wonderful story about a polar bear who is lost in the big, busy streets of New York. As he's looking desperately for a way home to his family, no-one seems to notice him, finally, a little girl FINDS him. I loved this heartwarming book and the mesmerising illustrations really brought the story to life. I really like how the colour hues change throughout the book depending on how bear is feeling, and that at first they are gentle and mild, and the only thing that stands out on the pages is the little girl. Overall, this is a wonderful story, would recommend it for animal lovers and anyone who is feeling lost in this big world. 9/10 from me.

Angelica

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Lost is a wonderful story about a polar bear who's lost and he is searching all over a huge bustling City to try to find someone to help him but no one notices him. Finally a little girl notices him and takes him home and tries to make him feel comforted but then the bear finds a book about his home. I loved this heartwarming story and the illustrations bring this story to life. I would give this book an 8/10 and this is suitable for animal lovers and for all ages

Rose

Latymer Prep Shadowers

Eva

Alexandra Readers

The illustrations were really good , I really liked the style of them. The story was quite good but it could be more complicated.

Albert

Alexandra Readers

I love this book so much because it is about a polar bear that’s been found by a Girl that sends him home and I like a polar bear in a city.Its so funny. 10/10

Laurie

Holy Trinity Rothwell

I like lost because The polar bear never gave up even though people did ignore him he never gave up.

Michael

Holy Trinity Rothwell

Lost is a wonderful book. It's all about a polar bear that is lost in a city - maybe London. The words and illustrations both have different meanings. The illustrations are captivating as they show how claustrophobic the city is for the bear. Overall it's a wonderful book, so personally I rate this 5/5.

Twinkle

Lionel Readers

I loved this book because the polar bear was all alone with no one to help and he was lost in the middle of the city trying to get back home. He was trying to find his way around the city but struggled. And after he met the boy, he had someone to help him, and was sent home to the North Pole. The illustrations really added to the story, showing how overwhelming the city was to the polar bear.

Dario

Lionel Readers

This book was a great read. I liked seeing where the polar bear would go next to ask how to get home to the North Pole. I thought it was cute the way the little girl helped him get there 7/10 :)

Emy

Rebel Readers

The book is illustrated and narrated in an engaging and feel-good way, with illustrations very effortlessly yet powerfully showing a polar bear, and how the girl helps him find his way back home through the power of friendship and love! 10/10

Jewel

Archbishop Temple Carnegie Award group

This book is great and, I think it is a great way for kids to learned the importance of friendship. My siblings said it was a great bedtime story.

Faithfulness

Archbishop Temple Carnegie Award group

grace

St Bede’s Reads

Sam

chatterbox

My favourite page is the one when the bear is in the queue for coffee. The overall message wasn’t very clear to me but i like the way the bear is illustrated in a different way to the rest of the characters. 6/10

Mya

Rebel Readers

It is very curious with a good amount of art which is able to tell the story. They use paneling which is a very creative way to tell the story. I like the book :)

Alfie

Castle East Readers

Really love this book. Probably my favourite in the list for illustration. I love the story and the main character is so likeable. Would definitely recommend and read again!

Isla

Rebel Readers

Lost has a very powerful theme which is finding where you belong and your place in this world. It is refreshing to see that the child is the only one who notices him in the busy and crowded Tube train. She shows true kindness and helps him get home to his family in the North Pole. The illustrations are really good and the colours make them stand out. I would really recommend this book to anyone who is feeling lost in this busy world.

Michael

Rebel Readers

We thought that the illustrations where very nicely drawn but where not our style. We loved the drawing of the bare but were not to keen on the people.

Emelia, Naomi, Freya, Harry

West Buckland Shadowers

decent.

James

West Buckland Shadowers

I personally think the illustrations are very dull and I don't particularly like this style of drawing. But I did like how the drawings and the writing did sync very well with each over.

Autumn

West Buckland Shadowers

decent pictures could be more clean illustrations.

bruce

West Buckland Shadowers

I think the illustrations are more unique and easy to the eyes , I also really like the colours shown in the book and I love how the bear looks

Theo + Hugo

West Buckland Shadowers

Good illustrations. Bower Bird is better. #Bert 4 life.

Ash

West Buckland Shadowers

i liked the bower bird better but good illistrations burt for life

dominic

West Buckland Shadowers

Good book for children, Quite young age Cool style of illistrartions Overall great book!

Rufus

West Buckland Shadowers

I personally think that the book lost is a great book with amazing illustrations. I also personally think that Lost is better than the book Bower Bird, the illustrations go perfectly with the writing on the page. Love this book.

Lily-Mae

West Buckland Shadowers

I liked how it all made sense and the illustrations were very nice also some parts were quite funny witch I liked as it suited the book.

Matilda

West Buckland Shadowers

Lost was a very good book with very good illustrations and had a wonderful story all about a polar bear who gets lost in a big city. He tries to get help but everyone is to busy or ignores him except this one girl who finds him and takes him to her house. But when the polar bear gets to the house it’s not like his and that makes him sad. So the girl finds a way to get the polar bear back to the North pole to his family.

Lily

Rebel Readers

This book is very heart warming and I like how the girl gave the polar bear a present when it got back home

Mahinor

Bellerive Bookies and Cookies

My alternative ending is that the boy goes in the cupboard and gets a stamp and box with holes in it.He puts the polar bear in the box and puts the box in an Amazon plane .When the plane lands all the bears crowed around him and starts asking questions like “where were you “and”we missed you”. THE END. I would not take the bear in because my mum and dad would not be happy and not help ( especially mum).

Rudy

Dovery Academy

Rudy

Dovery Academy

If I found a polar bear in the tube! I would tell My mum that there’s a polar bear.Hi bearI said.

Kobe

Dovery Academy

Lucy

Dovery Academy

Isla

Dovery Academy

It’s about a bear that is lost. He found this girl and she bought the bear home got him a bath.He got dressed. the girl searched on google and got a thick blanket and wrapped the bear up and made him feel cosy and the girl put a hook on the zip line and suddenly a helicopter lifted him up and the polar bear got home safely and was happy.

Isla

Dovery Academy

I Like the book because it is all about frendship . I like the end because he found his family .They were asking if he was lost.

Lucy

Dovery Academy

i like the book because the people don't even care that their is a bear in their city because they are just stuck on there phone,but there were no backgrounds for some of the pages and there were in some other and they were in the same place.

coco

Malvern St James

I like this book because it shows that you don't have to be afraid to ask for help and that it will help you to learn more.

Rhea

Bispham Bookworms

This book is good for others to read if they like bears and if they are bored because it's interesting.

Taliyah

Readers are leaders

I liked the way the illustrator put a bit of how she felt when she moved to the United Kingdom and how she used Pantone colours like black and grey.

Lyra

The Abbey Library Champions

I LIKE THE GIRL HELPING THE BEAR :):):) 10/10

EMILIE

Rebel Readers

‘Lost’ had lots of good illustrations and I liked the way it was formatted. The writing was a bit hard to read on some of the pages as it was black writing on a grey background, a very good book though.

Poppy S

Norwich High School Bookworms

Nyla

SMM Bibliophiles

My review of the book is that it is very nice and very intriguing about how a little girl helps the polar bear and shows that there is love, friendship and help

Nyla

SMM Bibliophiles

Mrs Birkett’s Class

Stanwix School

This book is for a young age but could be read by any age. It is very clever as it shows you the importance of friendship and kindness and how if you are in an abnormal situation it is always nice to have a helping hand with things you are unsure about. It also teaches you that even if you are lost in a completely different place you can always strive to find someone or something to help you. I like this book as it shows you you can get through tough situations.

Teddy

Farleigh bibliomaniacs

Amazing illustration and very detailed characters. I love how there isn't a whole page of writing and its short, which I love !!

Sofia

West Buckland Shadowers

so heart warming. very good. I really like this one because of its illustration and cute animals :) this is my fav :)

Maddy

West Buckland Shadowers

Aarav

Bispham Bookworms

I like the book because I like the bit where the polar bear was carried in the blanket to his family.I think other children would like to read it because it’s a interesting story and I love the pictures.

Max

St Andrew’s Primary Academy

Harry

New Hall Prep Readers

Julia

New Hall Prep Readers

Kodhai

New Hall Prep Readers

I really enjoyed this book as it caught my attention straight away by the funny front cover. The story had an important message about respecting others and that a little person can to a lot. I think this book is suitable for children aged 3+.I’d definitely give it a 10/10!

Anouk

New Hall Prep Readers

I like how the little girl brings the polar bear into her house. I rate this book 9 1/2 out of 10. I like the front cover because I is very different because you don’t normally find a polar bear in a city 🌆.

Zara

New Hall Prep Readers

I loved this book. It was very funny because a polar bear gets lost and he thinks a bath is a very small ocean.It travels back home in a in a balloon.He makes friends with a little boy who lives in the city. I would recommend children who are 5,6 or 7 year olds.I rate it 9/10

Jacob

New Hall Prep Readers

This book is AMAZING i love I mean I LOVE polar bears. I think it will will make a child pick the book up as it has a polar bear and I think polar bears are loved by children as well

Harry

New Hall Prep Readers

I like this book because it talks about kindness, not to be selfish and to put others before yourself. I rate this book a four point nine out of five. I recommend this book to people who like books about kindness.

Aarav

Bispham Bookworms

I really like how the girl is hidden in most of the pictures. Also I thought that it was funny when the bear tried coffee for the first time and you could tell he didn’t like it because of his face. I like how he thought everyone else was also lost but actually they were just on the devices. But a girl decided to help him get back to his home this story shows that you never know what someone is going through but you should still be kind.

Sophie ,Grace and Effie

Prettygate Junior School

I love it so much I like that the girl is hidden in every page.9/10

Annie

Prettygate Junior School

I liked how the girl was hiding in every picture And I liked how the girl was very kind to the bear.

Emily

Prettygate Junior School

I love the story and the girl is hiding in each page I like the way the polar bear thinks the bath is a tiny sea.9.4.

Archer

Prettygate Junior School

I liked the fact that the girl is hiding in every picture and helps the lost polar bear get home which is also known as the Arctic.

Stanley

Prettygate Junior School

I liked the book because the bear was lost and a girl looked at him and was good🧸🐻‍❄️

Stanislav

Prettygate Junior School

I love the illustrations and that the girl was hidden in almost every picture.Also l like how no one noticed the bear.I give it a 9/10!

Sammy

Prettygate Junior School

We like it. Reason we like it so much is because it is a very relatibel story and the picture stand out a lot. We would give it a 9.5/10.

Flo and Jacob

Prettygate Junior School

A lovely adventure story- very wholesome. I liked his order at the coffee shop and I am happy that he found his way back home at the end.

Mr Dennett

Woore Book Club

This book is so good because a polar bear is lost and then a little girl sees him and helps him get back to his home. This book is good for you if you love heart warming stories showing the kindness of people. I rate this book a 10/10

Mailliey

Bispham Bookworms

I really loved this book because of the beautiful meaning and how it is ok to ask someone for help. I would be delighted to recommend this book to anyone.

Evelyn

Bispham Bookworms

This book is so heartwarming and beautiful. I love how the polar bear goes to a coffee shop to try and help him get home. I would give it a 4\5. I would recommend it to young readers as well as older readers.

Ellie

Bispham Bookworms

Lost isn't one of my favourite books but it is a really nice book because it teaches people to care for people that are lost or sick. Not my favourite but still really good.

Joshua

Bispham Bookworms

I love how if you get lost someone will be there for you. No matter what. If they are strangers or not they will help

Georgie

West Buckland Shadowers

Louie - I love it because it was a great story 10/10 Max - I love it because the bear is funny. Louis - I love it because of the illustrations.

Louie, Max, Louis

West Buckland Shadowers

I liked the book because the illustrations were very neat and pretty. The pictures of London were very realistic, like the tube.

Emily and Devon

West Buckland Shadowers

A bear got lost trying to find his way home. He asked random people for help and a lady at a reception desk gave a map to the bear. He followed a young boy to his house. The bear saw a book called "North Pole" and explained that this is his house looked like. The boy finally understood the problem and helped the bear. The bear was so happy to find his home.

Muskan

Readers are leaders

Emelia

Woore Book Club

It is about a polar bear who gets lost and is trying to find a way to get back home. It was a great story.

Sofia

The Abbey Library Champions

Psalm CV

SMM Bibliophiles

Lost was fantastic! I loved how the bear looked so cute and the writing style was really appropriate for each character. I like how the writing font got larger, if the person had a raised voice. I did notice that it was all written in capital letters, which is unusual to see. I hope you write many more books because this one was so amazing. Also I enjoyed watching your video and I understood what you were going for,. The illustrations were wonderful and the title on the front cover in neon pink, looked like a graffiti splash. My favorite pages were the scenes on the Tube with all the different characters on their phones, reading the newspaper and not even noticing that there was a 6 foot Bear in the carriage with them!!!!. I really loved the fact that the girl with the white hair, was so engrossed in her phone, that she had her arm around Bear and even she didn't notice him! Keep up the amazing work !! I would rate this book 8/10.

david

Rebel Readers

Lost, is a great book. I like how it represents that anybody or anything can get lost but will always find a way home, but also how people can be so friendly when they want to be! I also loved the colours throughout. The child's mummy didn't even realise that her daughter brought a polar bear, into the the house! The girl is very kind to help the polar bear to get home to his family in the North Pole. I rate this book 10/10

Ailise

Rebel Readers

For this book (Lost) I really love the fact that author has told the story with a meaning behind it - to be kind and respectful to everyone even if you have never met them before. And, if someone is lost then instead of ignoring them you can ask if they need help or if they're ok. Since this book has lots of images and not so many words, this book would be amazing for all ages.

Narina

Brooke Weston Book Busters

I enjoyed this book alot. Basically it was about a polar bear and this polar bear was very lost and asked some people for help but no one would listen to him and they didn't care due to being on their phones. Suddenly a girl helped him out and took him back to her house. He wanted to go back to his home and the girl helped him by wrapping him with a blanket and letting him go to his home. This Polar Bear was lost in London and I found that out as there was a tube that was underground. I think this book can be for any ages because there isn't anything too serious. My favourite part of the book was that a girl helped the polar bear because she cared about him and treated him with respect.

Nicola

Brooke Weston Book Busters

The book Lost is a good representation of the idea of physically or mentally being lost but this book's message is about friendship and how strangers can respect everybody including you and how some can help you find your way of finding yourself or home. This book shows you that if you ever feel lost or helpless there will always be someone to help you.

cohen

Brooke Weston Book Busters

The illustrations in the book were very good at showing different perspectives of being lost, for example the bear is physically lost, while the people around him are lost in the humdrum of daily life and technology. The colours are gentle and mild, very few things stand out apart from the child's hair and the bear and they are the two main protagonists in the story. The pictures are painted with pencil outlines and you can see the author has placed her own book in one of the pictures. It was a very good book and the illustrations were great. I would reread it.

Rosellen

Rebel Readers

I liked this book because I loved the pictures and it was really, really funny. The book is about a polar bear that gets lost. The story tells children how to be kind to one another, as she takes care of the poor bear.

River

Barrow Bookworms

We liked this story because it is all about friendship and when the polar bear is lost in London suddenly a girl appears and said "are you lost bear?" and then the girl helps to find the bear's home. This book is really sweet and touches my heart because when the polar bear first gets lost, everyone is so busy but we see his happy ending with his best friend.

Ines and Nathan

BurlingtonBookReaders

1. the book sets a really good comforting tone which I really like. the book has a feeling of hope and help . the book has lot of plot story world building and lots of friendship

Amell

BurlingtonBookReaders

The book is really interesting and the illustrations are really nice. This is easy to understand and made my teacher cry! The illustrations of the polar bear were simple to understand and you feel for the polar bear or other people who are pushed out of society.

Adam

BurlingtonBookReaders

This book is really awesome and fantastic I love the illustrations. i recommend it to little children between the age of 5 and 6 up to adult

poppy

St David’s Bibliophiles

I really like this story it was really interesting and the artwork was incredible and really creative and the story was so fun to read and i recommend this story to adults and children

Miley

St David’s Bibliophiles

this book was very enjoyable. it was fantastic the art was amazing.

Bella

St David’s Bibliophiles

I like this. Has a good story and some lovely illustrations

connie

St David’s Bibliophiles

Lost is a very good book read it now .

A N U

Orpington Library Chatterbooks Group

This book was really good. I love the way that the bear never gave up. It is very funny when he thought that the bath tub was the sea. I recommend this book to all children and adults. AMAZING!

Sarah

Readers are leaders

This book is very interesting but there was one particular thing that stopped me from reading on quickly and that was the way the background clashed with the words sometimes. For example when the polar bear was in the coffee shop, the words were hard to read. However on the other pages, such as near the end when he was at the boy's house or when the polar bear went back to his family, I could see the words perfectly.

Ciarrai

Rebel Readers

it was interesting adventures i like he was lost but a girl helped him get back to the north pole and to his family happy and safe liked when the girl helped him get back home

michelle

Orpington Library Chatterbooks Group

I enjoyed this book. The pictures are detailed very well. This is a great book about never giving up. 5 stars

Zachary

Witham St Hughs Readers

I did not like the unrealistic nature of this book but the polar bear was cool. The illustrations were clear, the brightness of certain words/elements stand out from the grey book.

Alec S

BurlingtonBookReaders

I like the illustration and colours in Lost, I think the story is so simple, yet meaningful. I would rate this book 9/10.

Jennifer

Rebel Readers

Lost is an extraordinary story for younger readers about a bear who has become lost. The images are extremely detailed and will intrigue children. The colours are beautiful. The bear has a curious personality whilst on his journey.

Aminata

St James Hatcham Book Club

I really liked this book. At the start the bear is lost but at the end finds his way home. This teaches you that you shouldn’t give up. I recommend this book for children aged 6 and up and I rate this book 5/5.

Anissa

St James Hatcham Book Club

A lovely illustrated book about where we belong. It felt more suitable for KS1 but has a universal theme about belonging that would suit any age.

CH

Bispham Bookworms