The Lost Boy is precisely the sort of thing an adult might think a child might dream up if he was intent on dreaming up a fantasy world. Major roles are played by small animals, broken down dolls, toy soldiers, and insects. However, I have really never met a child who actually populates his own fantasies with this sort of thing. The villain seems to be ported directly from The Crowfield Demon series or the picture book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. I couldn’t really decide whether I liked the photorealistic artwork or not. While the ending of this volume sets up the characters for a series, I’m not sure I’d want to read more.