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The Lost And Found

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  114 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
When Wendell, Floyd, and Mona search through the lost-and-found bin for Mona's hat, they are sucked into a deep cave filled with all kinds of lost items, including mummies and dinosaurs. Full-color illustrations.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1998)
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Aug 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
Lost and Found was kind of an interesting book. The story was creative, events were unexpected, and there was a real sense of adventure that blossomed through the text and pictures on the initial pages of this book. My niece and nephew had just been fed and had just had ice cream, so their energy levels were high, but this book caught their attention right away and they sat quietly and listened to it. So the beginning was good.

But it kind of felt like direction was lost about halfway through the
Sarah Sammis
Apr 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pc
I know Mark Teague's work through his collaboration with Jane Yolen on the How Do Dinosaurs? series. So when I saw The Lost and Found written and illustrated by Mark Teague, I snatched the book up to add to our collection.

In The Lost and Found, Mark Teague creates a wonderful alternate world where all the lost and found things go. The way into this magical world is, of course, through the lost and found bin. Thematically then, Teague's book is like Attic of the Wind except less sappy.

The story f
Oct 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This book offers a humorous and entertaining look at school lost and founds as well as friendship. I know that the lost and found at our girls' elementary school is huge by the end of the school year, with innumerable coats, gloves, lunchboxes, hats, etc.

We enjoyed reading this fantastic story about children going on a journey to discover a missing hat and coming back as good friends. The ending is entertaining and we loved the colorful illustrations, too.
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
"You can't get lost in the Lost and Found," Mona and Wendell told him [Floyd], but they no longer sounded so sure (from "The Lost and Found," by Mark Teague).

I just read "The Lost and Found" to a group of 3rd and 4th graders who selected it from a batch of new books we just added to our elementary school library. They sat totally engaged in this fantastic journey into the world at the bottom of a school lost and found.

Since our school lost and found is located just outside our library, I often s
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
PB 23
This is a great story about the power of imagination. This book also has a lot of opportunities for creative writing opportunities. The art in this story is also really good and illustrates children very well. The characters are appropriate for the story, and I think a lot of kids would like this story.
Jessica Bennett
These characters definitely use their imagination as they fall into the lost and found bin and go on an adventure! There is a good example of a problem/solution evident in the book for the students to figure out as well.
The Brothers
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hats, lost-and-found
A creative story about some school kids getting sucked into the Lost and Found box only to discover it's a huge cave / building with everything that's ever been lost and found. They wander through it searching for lucky hats.

Nice illustrations.
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book, fiction
This story was interesting and I never really knew what was coming next. This could be used to teach that predictions can be wring and the story still be good. Also, when teaching students to you their imagination-such as a never ending Lost and Found box.
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love Mark Teague illustrations and this is a fun story about being lost and found in the Lost and Found. I like the trio of characters Mona, Floyd and Wendell who are also found in One Halloween Night. The boys are in Secret Shortcut which is my favorite Teague story.
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
A fun book that I would recommend as a Kindergarten to Second grade read aloud
WHY must this be out of print??

Abby Clark
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Used for a writing mini lesson about being descriptive and imaginative in writing.
Pat Fromm
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
My wife really enjoyed the trip, and it was not what she expected.
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
perfect book to read on friday the 13th
Jul 27, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture_books
Mark Teague has beautiful illustrations and imaginative, entertaining plots. He should be far better known than he is.
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Mark Teague has delighted young readers with more than 20 picture books, and he has written many of them himself, including the popular Pigsty, Baby Tamer, and One Halloween Night. He is also the illustrator of Cynthia Rylant's beloved Poppleton series for beginning readers and the best-selling books by Jane Yolen, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight and How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon.

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