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The House That's Your Home

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Like the bestselling title On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman, this picture book is sure to touch the hearts of parents, grandparents, and children. The tender rhythmic text follows a young girl as she moves through her world, while utterly charming watercolors bring that world into vivid focus.

Told in second person, as if written by a parent to a child, the story gently highlights all the love and joy that make the girl's world her very own, from the tree that stands in her yard, to the swing that swings her right up to the sky, to her bed that's a ship to the moon. A beautiful ode to a loving family from a bestselling author and illustrator.

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 08, 2014 – Lloyd-Jones (Bunny's First Spring) and Dyer (Time for Bed) offer a reflective appreciation of the treasured people, objects, and routines in a child's life. Throughout, a redheaded, rosy-cheeked girl is seen in and around her family's bucolic countryside house playing with the family pets, quietly reading on a window seat, watering flowers in a verdant garden before the story moves on to her world beyond, as she plays with friends at school and walks in the park with her grandparents. Writing in second person, Lloyd-Jones maintains a calming, affirming tone as she drives home themes of belonging and ownership ("A book is Your Book/ And a ball is Your Ball/ And they are Your Things"). While a sense of safety and security resounds, thanks in no small part to Dyer's lovely gouache-and-pencil illustrations, this is a narrow, privileged vision of home (many readers will not have their own rooms, two-parent homes, bikes, tree swings, etc.). Some children will find this book comforting; others may be left with a sense of the gulf between their lives and the idyllic one seen on page. Ages 3 7.


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The House That's Your Home
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Published: Feb 10, 2015
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 41 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.2 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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