Book Reviews

Tina Lost in a Crowd by Miriam Hurdle

This is a Leonberger blog but sometimes I post about books that I want to promote. This post is a review and a promotion of a very good children’s book called Tina Lost in a Crowd Paperback – April 15, 2021 by Miriam Hurdle and illustrated by Victoria Skakandi.

I bought this book for friends of ours who have young children, but I read it first. I found it to be a very good and useful book, which is why I mailed it to them. Your child getting lost is one of the many nightmares’ parents must suffer. Yet it is such a common occurrence that your nightmare is bound to come true at some point. Would your children know what to do?

Front cover of the book Tina Lost in a Crowd Paperback. It features a child looking lost. It is colorful.
Front cover of the Tina Lost in a Crowd Paperback. Click on the image to go to the Amazon page for the paperback.

The paperback version of the Tina Lost in a Crowd, which is what I bought, is 46 pages, ISBN 978-1974340019, item weight 5.4 ounces, dimensions 8 x 0.11 x 10 inches. You can buy Tina Lost in a Crowd from Amazon, as a paperback or e-Book. The paperback version is currently $8.99 on Amazon. The Kindle version is $2.99 or free if you are part of Kindle Unlimited.

My Review of Tina Lost in a Crowd Click here to see it on Amazon

Entertaining Preparation for Events Featuring Crowds

I bought this book for friends of ours who have young children. Before I mailed it, I checked out the book to make sure it was good, and I ended up reading the whole book. It is a good story! Fun for children and entertaining for adults too. Tina’s parents are taking Tina and her friend Erica to a concert. Unfortunately, the parents make a quite common mistake, a classic as far as losing your children goes, and the girls end up finding themselves lost. Luckily the girls do what Tina’s mom told them to do in case they get lost and all ends well.

I think most of us parents at some point make a mistake that will render our children lost. No matter how much precaution you take, at some point someone will make a mistake. However, it is good to know about a few typical ways this happens, and more importantly it is great if the children know what to do when it happens. Therefore, this book is quite helpful to both adults and children. The author is a brilliant writer who was able to tell the story in an entertaining way that is easy to understand. I believe the story is based on a real-life event, at least it seemed so. The illustrations were very colorful and very well done. They covered the entire page throughout the book with the text inside white blurbs. I highly recommend this children’s book.

Back cover of the book Tina Lost in a Crowd. It's a mountainous landscape with a night sky with a moon crescent.
Back cover of the Tina Lost in a Crowd.

About the Author

Miriam Hurdle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She published four children’s books at twenty-six years old. Her poetry collection received the Solo “Medalist Winner” for the New Apple Summer eBook Award and achieved bestseller status on Amazon. She has a Doctorate of Education from the University of La Verne in California.

Click here to visit is her website

Click here to visit is her Goodreads

Click here to visit is her Twitter account

These are her published books on Amazon

By thomasstigwikman

My name is Thomas Wikman. I am a software/robotics engineer with a background in physics, but I am currently retired. I took early retirement. I am a dog lover, and especially a Leonberger lover, a home brewer, craft beer enthusiast, an amateur astronomer, I’m learning French, and I am an avid reader. I live in Dallas, Texas, but I am originally from Sweden. I am married to Claudia, and we have three children Jacob, David and Rachel. My blog feature the crazy adventures of our Leonberger e Bronco von der Löwenhöhle as well as information on Leonbergers

46 replies on “Tina Lost in a Crowd by Miriam Hurdle”

It’s Priscilla. Vera is my pen name. “Vera Day” shows up in comments when I’m logged into the book review site on WordPress. It’s too much of a pain in the patootie to log out of that then log into my old site in order to get my real name on a comment. You can call me whatever you like.:-)

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An excellent review, Thomas. I completely agree that this is an important book for kids and their parents to read and discuss. And what a wonderful and memorable way to learn – through a beautiful story and illustrations. Congrats to Miriam on the fabulous review!

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