cover image Have You Seen My Lunch Box?

Have You Seen My Lunch Box?

Steve Light. Candlewick, $6.99 (18p) ISBN 978-0-7636-9068-7

Light’s scribbly, detailed drawing style and careful use of color are ideally suited to a seek-and-find story, and this one is equal parts stylish and fun. While preparing for school, a boy asks readers to help him locate his socks, pencil case, and other items. His questions and comments appear on left-hand pages (“I need to find my crayon”), surrounded by a bright color that Light uses to highlight each hidden object (the teal crayon is tucked among toothbrushes in the bathroom and further masked by the blue wall behind it). Through the boy’s busy, messy morning, Light reminds readers that there’s a world of things to see and do before the school day starts. Ages 2–5. Agency: Wernick & Pratt. (June)