When possessions go poof
A whimsical new book for kids explores locating things like wayward socks and keys (and helps children learn how to find things in the process). The author, Cynthia Drew, knows about finding things–she works as a private investigator and also teaches writing at the Reuter Center at UNC-Asheville. The book won a Mom's Choice Award and is humorously illustrated by former Washington Post cartoonist Bill LaRocque. "Where Do Missing Things Go" (Legacy Book Publishing) can be purchased at bookstores and online outlets such as Amazon.com ($14.95).