The Lost Things

10 Aug 2016

Blockhouse Bay Primary School - The Lost Things

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, is a humorous story about a boy who discovers a bizarre-looking creature while out collecting bottle-tops at a beach. Having guessed that it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but the problem is met with indifference by everyone else, who barely notice it’s presence. Each is unhelpful in their own way; strangers, friends, parents are all unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to day-to-day life. In spite of his better judgement, the boy feels sorry for this hapless creature, and attempts to find out where it belongs.

How to make a lost thing:

You will need:

Paper[colored if you have it]X2

Felts/Coloured pencil


First get a piece of paper and draw your lost thing how you want it to be. Next draw your publishing copy. After colour in the published copy and cut it out. Finally if you want to, you may write a description.

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