Kids will have their imaginations captured by this beautiful, non-fiction picture book that looks at home from around the world. Home from Home celebrates the wide diversity of living quarters people around the world live in. Find out who lives in a Brooklyn brownstone or a Tokyo apartment! What about a London townhouse, or a cabin in Reykjavik? Up and coming talent Paula Blumen illustrates all of these great views of home. There’s never been a better time to remember the importance of home for everyone.
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Paula Blumen worked as a storyboarder and colourist in animation before becoming a children’s illustrator. She lives and works in Barcelona.
Mia Cassany is a writer and the founder and Creative Director of Barcelona-based Mosquito Books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a non-fiction book that involves a trip around the world peeking inside people's homes and yards. Whether they live in a house or an apartment we get to see their homes through the eyes of the animals that live with them or near them. Each two page spread was narrated by an animal (usually a pet) telling something about the home or life of the inhabitant. The illustrations were wonderful. They were not just the home, but the neighbourhood or surrounding area. They were extremely detailed and busy. There were a couple of them where I had trouble finding the animal, but did eventually. The colours used were vibrant and bright and added to the enjoyment. You could take a lot of time looking at all areas of the illustrations to see everything. Vocabulary development with young children is a big plus. Some countries were featured more than once, but from different areas and with different styles of homes. (i.e. USA, Spain, France). This would make a good introduction to a unit on homes, customs, travel and children around the world. A nice addition to a school library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.