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Tuesday 17 January 2012

Review: The Treasure Thief

Some friends - a fox and a chicken - farewell some other friends - a bear, rabbit and chicken - as they set sail in a little rowboat, perhaps on a daily outing.

The boat is hit by a storm and the trio end up on a strange island with odd shaped boulders and a mysterious cave.

Exhausted, the rabbit and bear collapse in the cave, but the chicken spies a treasure. A strange, glowing orb.

Overcome with greed, the chicken grabs the orb and takes off from his friends, hoping to outrun them, but the friends quickly follow.

Maniacal with greed, the chicken continues to run but when he trips and drops the orb - a surprise is waiting inside.

This is a quirky tale of friendship and family that celebrates diversity and belonging. Wordless, poignantly illustrated, with magical double-page spreads sure to enchant children, this beautiful book is a must-have for serious picture book collectors.

Title: The Treasure Thief
Author/Illustrator: Béatrice Rodriguez
Publisher: Gecko Press, $22.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2 September 2011
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781877467844
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book