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Nini Lost and Found (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Anita Lobel

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Member:leighfer23
Title:Nini Lost and Found
Authors:Anita Lobel
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2010), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Tags:cats, adventure, lost, found, fright

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Nini Lost and Found by Anita Lobel (2010)

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Hurray for Nini! It gets a little scary outside, but Nini makes it back home safe and sound. I love how the illustrations change as Nini's world expands. Nice tidy boxes for her cozy home, slightly more open as she ventures into the garden, full and wild when she is in the woods. ( )
  alyson | Aug 29, 2013 |
A must for cat fanciers. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Nini is a cat who roams out of the comfort of her home and enjoys the outdoors while it's daylight. However when darkness comes is when she becomes frightened. There are creatures and noises that she does not recognize and hides in a tree. Eventually her owners call her back and Nini musters up the courage to find her way back home and enjoys the comforts. The illustrations appear to be paintings and beautifully depict a nice outside space during daylight and a dark weary forest at night. I recommend this book for ages kinder through 3rd because the text is not so complicated and the feeling of being scared is an emotion that most can relate to.
  leighfer23 | Nov 27, 2012 |
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Gouache and watercolor

Excellence of execution in the artistic technique: Wonderful
Appropriateness of style of illustration to the story, theme, or concept A very sophisticatedly artistic way of telling the story of a lost cat
Delineation of plot through illustration: Love the page where Nini hears her family calling to her
Delineation of theme or concept through illustration: Outside at first is inviting, but the further she gets, the less lovely it seems. It gets busy, scary, dark, and “not so nice anymore.”
Delineation of characters through illustration: Nini is difficult to find among the business of some of the pages, but she’s a stripey cat who’s exploring outside, so that kind of fits.
Delineation of setting through illustration: Colors get dark and scary as she is lost in the woods, then the spotlight of hope shines on her and she’s home
Delineation of mood through illustration :Shown through color
Delineation of information through illustration: n/a ( )
  kaledrina | Dec 8, 2010 |
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The last time readers met Nini, the beguiling striped tabby, she thought she was being left behind when her family went away. Now it is Nini who is making travel plans, thanks to an open door....Told with an elegant simplicity that children will appreciate ... this is filled with Lobel's endearing watercolor-and-gouache artwork, with big swirls of emotion and the tiniest nod of relief in a little cat's upturned lip. A wonderful read-aloud, with the length of the text, the size of the art, and the adventure of the tale all being just right.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375858806, Hardcover)

A simple—and simply beautiful—story for young cat lovers.

One beautiful autumn day, Nini, a little tabby cat, sees that the door is open. The garden and nearby woods seem to beckon her to explore. Nini thinks the great outdoors is really, really, really nice . . . until night falls and strange animals begin sniffing and hooting and lurking about. Suddenly there is no place like home. This warm and reassuring picture book speaks to children whose curiosity has tempted them to “run away” from home. Caldecott Honor Book artist Anita Lobel’s illustrations have never been more beautiful. Endearing portraits of her own beloved Nini cat in a lush autumnal setting will gladden the hearts of cat lovers of all ages.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:58:29 -0400)

Nini Cat enjoys her outdoor adventure until she ventures too far and cannot find her way home.

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