Kid’s Book Review: The Land of Lost Things

Kid’s Book Review: The Land of Lost Things

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

Fans of 13-Storey Treehouse get ready for a new illustrated series from Andy Griffiths! The publisher Macmillan say in The Land of Lost Things young readers will lose themselves and never want to be found! If you scroll down this post to read young Sebastian’s review you will see that he agrees that it is indeed an immersive read!

Remember the time we flew to the moon without a rocket? And the time we went to the bottom of the ocean and fought a high-voltage octopus? And how about the time we got lost in the Land of Lost Things? That was one of our most exciting adventures yet!

It all started like this . . .


Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997. Their much-loved Treehouse Series has been embraced by children around the world and is now published in more than 35 countries

Bill Hope is an artist and illustrator living in the Blue Mountains just outside of Sydney. Ten years into his career, Bill has established himself as one of the most versatile illustrators and graphic recorders working in the industry. His command of traditional drawing has given him the flexibility to work across a broad range of disciplines from storyboarding to children’s books, live illustration, technical diagrams, editorial and animation.

Book Review

This book truly lived up to the theme of adventure

This is a very engaging book that fully breaks the 4th wall to create an amazing and cheerful story. No stories that I have read do this to fully include you in the plot line.

The story is about Andy who has lost his lucky rabbit’s paw. You (the reader) have to help him find it.

The illustrations were bright, colourful and intriguing especially the front cover. The annotation of you and me was really enticing.

My favourite character was the socks. They appear out of nowhere. Towards the end of the book, it is suggested that they could be criminals or burglars. Also, they look very cute in how they are drawn.

The book finishes on a big cliffhanger because it is not fully finished. This is interesting because it allows the reader to guess what happens next. It has allowed me to make up several different next steps for this book.

I really enjoyed reading this and would definitely recommend it to any child aged 7+.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Sebastian
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: Graphic novels, drawing cartoon characters and singing
  • Dislikes: Tomatoes
  • Favourite Book: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  • Favourite Song: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
  • Favourite Movie: Marvel movies