When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is!
The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times Best-Selling Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, detailed, immersive watercolor illustrations.
|Product dimensions:||11.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ben Hatke is the author of the beloved Zita the Spacegirl its sequel, the New York Times Best-Selling Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, and the #1 New York Times Best-Seller Return of Zita the Spacegirl. He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters. Julia's House for Lost Creatures is his first picture book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Julia’s house by the sea is just too quiet for her. Taking matters into her own hands, she creates a new sign and places it out front and waits. Julia’s House for Lost Creatures is soon bustling with homeless and lost beings that make themselves right at home. Large and small, hairy and slithery, these creatures are just what Julia was looking for except things are quickly getting out of hand. The creatures are taking over Julia’s house and she needs to come up with a solution before her home is ruined. This is a sweet enjoyable story as Julia opens up her house to the displaced creatures and as they commit to working together to make this arrangement work. The illustrations make the book, the details and the colors make it magical and would make a wonderful bedtime story.
My kids loved it. Anything by Ben Hatke is good. I am surprised BN doesn't carry it.
Teaching youngsters to get-along with others and to help out can be fun if you have author Ben Hatke’s soon-to-be released picture book, JULIA’S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES. While some long for peace and quiet, others long for the noise of companions. When Julia and her walking house settled by the sea, Julia loved everything but the quiet. Putting up a sign welcoming lost creatures, Julia’s house is quickly filled with ghosts, goblins, mermaids, a troll and many other lost and homeless creatures. But soon Julia’s happiness is married by the mess her new housemates have created. Drawing up another sign, Julia puts her house back in order and is still able to enjoy the company of her new friends. The lush watercolor illustrations by the author enhance the story and will captivate youngsters’ attention from the opening page until the end. While geared toward youth ages 4 to 8 years old, JULIA’S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES will entertain readers of all ages. This charming hardcover book will be a delight in every youngster’s library. FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.