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Children's LiteratureOne of the most comforting books about moving you will ever read—and that's comforting with a capital C! The clever rhyming rhythm is reminiscent of "Trouble in River City" (from the Music Man), but probably only the parents and grandparent readers will catch that. Moving anywhere is traumatic enough, but for a six year old (like the boy in this story) it may as well be to a whole new world. Karas' interpretive illustrations uniquely portray the emotions involved within a family: parents lovingly supporting each other; baby sister pretty much oblivious to the commotion; one child donning his most frightening costume complete with cowboy hat and scuba flippers to keep the movers at bay; and giant moving men arrive to move your life to, of all places, Little Rock! But it is still comforting, and here's the warm, fuzzy part: he has a new best friend just up the block, his room is okay and so is school, and he has his own kitten. What could be better than that? Memories of his other neighborhood are evident, but he likes where he is, even in Little Rock. 2004, G P Putnam's Sons, Ages 4 to 8.