Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home.
Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist's own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists.
This is a beautiful book. I love the concept too, I think it's important for children to learn how many different kinds of homes are out there. I remember when growing up, going over to my friends house and how strange it felt. However, there isn't much diversity in a community/school district, so you'll find mostly similar types of homes. It wasn't until after high school, when I started making friends outside of the town/state that I started to learn more about social class and how much homes can differ. This is about the same time you have the shock of moving out of that special home you grew up in, and move into a dorm or apartment, usually a smaller place you have to get used to. I'm now at that age where I just bought my first traditional home and starting to feel the "cozy" about having that kind of home. This is a very important book for kids and one I'll be purchasing for those little ones in my life. I highly recommend it and I want to thank Raquel over at Candlewick for sending out an advanced copy for me to read and review. I was extremely happy with this one and Candlewick has yet to disappoint.
P.S. - The Author is a member of "The Decemberists" - LOVE!
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