Kid’s Book Review: Finding Figgins

Kid’s Book Review: Finding Figgins

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

A child’s imagination will fly free after story time looking at and listening to Finding Figgins. As you can see from the examples of pages below the pictures and vivid and immersive for a young reader who will feel as though they have entered Figgins’ world.

Any child who loves Toy Story and believes that their toys may have secret lives of their own will embrace the concept of this book about a lonely stuffed animal called Figgins who feels forgotten by his human friend.


Shayna Leib is a multi-media artist who has worked in glass, metal, and ceramic for 30 years. Her work has traveled the globe from the Middle East to Europe and America, and is found in numerous museums, public venues, and worldwide private collections. Having taught glassblowing, sculpture, and drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cal Poly University, she is returning to her 2-dimensional roots with her first book, Finding Figgins which celebrates her affection for the magical, colorful and felin

Book Review

This story went on to inspire Ila’s play with her own soft toys, taking them on new adventures together

Ila says: This book is really good. The illustrations are bright and interesting!

Mum says: This book grabbed the whole family’s attention from Ila through to her grandpa, who listened along too. The story took twists we could never have imagined with the beautiful surrealist-inspired illustrations bringing the book to life.

This story went on to inspire Ila’s play with her own soft toys, taking them on new adventures together.

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If you would like to buy a copy of the book we invite you to order it from your local independent book shop.

Alternatively, we suggest that you visit your local library and request to borrow a copy from a friendly librarian.

Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!

Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Ila
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: Strawberries and ice-cream
  • Dislikes: Chilli and onions
  • Favourite book: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • Favourite Song: The Fairy Song
  • Favourite Film: Sing!