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Kids Will Relate To ‘Backpack’

By Knight-Ridder

“My Backpack” is a cute rhyming picture book by Eve Bunting, complete with bright, big, fun pictures in happy colors.

A book children and adults can relate to, “My Backpack” is about a boy and his new backpack and all the important things he decides it can hold - things his family always seems to lose. This hilarious list includes his father’s reading glasses, his mother’s shoes and the television remote control. He even finds room for the pet cat.

When his family members discover their items are missing, they all go on a hunt and finally find the culprit. They are not pleased.

Mind you, there is a comforting ending.

It’s a cute must-read.

Bunting has won numerous literary awards for her children’s books, including the 1984 PEN Los Angeles Center Special Literacy Achievement Award and the Golden Kite Award for “One More Flight.” Her picture books include “Market Day,” illustrated by Holly Berry; “Train to Somewhere,” illustrated by Ronald Himler; and the Caldecott Medal-winning “Smoky Night.”

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