Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Treasure Hunter Board Book

The Treasure Hunter Board Book

William Boniface
Illustrator:  Jim Harris 
Novelty Board Book
For ages 4 to 6
Andrews McMeel, 2007   ISBN: 978-1579393540

Here is a bear who is a Treasure Hunter, and who therefore cannot “sit still / And watch a windmill spin.” Instead, this furry adventurer has done all kinds of marvelous things, and he has visited many fascinating places.

In the past, the bear has dived to the ocean floor in his submarine to look for treasure. He has been to Egypt where he found a buried pyramid, though he did not find a mummy inside. On one occasion, he even robbed a ghost ship. Unfortunately, the treasure he stole disappeared “as the sun came up,” along with the ship and its spooky crew.

Children who love to have their own adventures will enjoy reading about the intrepid and very successful treasure hunter in this story. The richly detailed illustrations compliment the often amusing rhyming text, and the propeller that is built into the book will charm little girls and boys.