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Nini Lost and Found by Anita Lobel

Nini Lost and Found (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Anita Lobel

Series: Nini

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

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Nini Lost and Found by Anita Lobel (2010)



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I enjoy the imagery and talent of Anita Lobel. Zinnia's are one of my favorite flowers and each year I harvest the dried seeds and plant them the next. Lobel has lovely images of zinnias in most of her illustrated books.

This is a story of Nini the cat who loves his quiet, warm and cozy house. But, one day the door is open and out he sneaks to discover and explore the outdoors. Enjoying new smells, sights and sounds, he relishes the excursion. As it grows darker, the wild animals stalk, leaving Nini one very scared cat.

Finding the courage to listen to the calls of his loved ones, he takes a chance and leaves his hiding place to run home. Comfortable in his surroundings, he is happy to be home...until the next time.
  Whisper1 | Sep 24, 2015 |
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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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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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:23 -0400)

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

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