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Book Details:
  • 32 pages
  • Standard Color
  • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
  • Early Childhood (under 7 yrs old)
Available Formats:
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  • Paperback
  • Hardcover
  • 978-1-5255-3226-9 eBook
  • 978-1-5255-3225-2 Paperback
  • 978-1-5255-3224-5 Hardcover

Juvenile Fiction, Beginner Reader, Picture Book, Action & Adventure, Animals, Sharing, Mystery

The Book Bandit
Mystery of the Missing Books by Micah Groberman and Ivan Solomon

Mila and her younger brother Evan are ready for bed and about to choose a bedtime story from their bookshelf. But WAIT!

The bookshelf is completely empty! Not one book in sight! Had they simply vanished? Were they stolen? If so, by who? Was it the reclusive Raccoon, the sneaky Snake, or could it be the grumpy Grizzly Bear?

Join them on their adventure as they travel through enchanted forests, over icy mountains and across moonlit lakes to solve the Mystery of the Missing Books!

"Artist and writer Ivan Solomon and author and photographer Micah Groberman combine their talents in the whimsical children's picture book The Book Bandit: Mystery of the Missing Books.

Mila and Evan are a sister and brother who embark on a voyage to find a book thief after finding their shelves wiped clean at bedtime. Seeing a few books scattered on their home's front lawn, the duo set out to see where the book trail leads. Along the way, they encounter different animals reading books that they've found. Each animal is keen to help in the search for the thief. Mila, Evan, and their new friends make their way up snowy mountains, across glistening waters, and into the thick of a lush forest to reach the surprising culprit.

The writing here is fresh and fun, and the story offers up a nice, continuous rhythm and memorable rhymes. Clever illustrations are superimposed over exquisite photography--all of it original--to illuminate the pages. The book successfully showcases a love of reading and a true appreciation of nature. A worthy educational tie-in, the book includes a fun game on the quiz page, ensuring that this title will keep children engaged after its last line.

Fans will be on lookout for more from Solomon and Groberman."

**** 4 Stars

- Tanisha Rule, Foreword Clarion Reviews

Micah Groberman and Ivan Solomon photo

Internationally-renowned designer, artist, storyteller, father, grandfather, Ivan Solomon & photographer, creative writer, father, Micah Groberman launched Painted Rocket Designs as a creative collaboration to create and develop fun, colourful children’s art, books & games.

The Book Bandit is their first children’s picture book and joins a creative collection of wall murals, art prints, greeting cards, and original framed artist prints which can be personalized for a special child in your life. Commissions for Painted Rocket Designs have included wall and ceiling murals for retail stores, private pediatric hospitals and the recent innovative addition to

B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. To learn more, visit their web site at:


Micah Groberman
Ivan Solomon

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