Sunday, August 23, 2020

Your House, My House

 

I am guilty of judging books by their covers and this cover totally drew me in!  Before you even open the book, children will be mesmerized by all the goings on of the apartment house shown. I loved the use of various animal family units within and all the little details within each apartment and on every page. 

The story narration is decent but I have to say that the story told through the illustrations was a lot more compelling. Having part of the story in illustration form will help develop skills of observation and focus in children.  And I loved the surprise cameos of characters from other children's books like the three little pigs, Goldilocks and Red Ridinghood.

I was actually disappointed when the story ended because the illustrations left a few things incomplete. Would Red be bothered by the wolf?  What was that creature lurking in a dark corner of the attic? Perhaps parents and readers can finish the story in their own way--or end it differently every time! This is a book I highly recommend--who doesn't love a book that encourages exploration, attention to detail and exercising one's imagination?  Definely 5 out of 5 stars!

You can pre-order your copy today on Amazon (that's an affiliate link that will offers pennies back to me, at no cost to you). Will release October 6, 2020 and would make a fabulous gift for any child, grandchild, elementary teacher or librarian. 

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Your House, My House from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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