After the Petersons leave for vacation, their house decides it wants to take a holiday, too! But the different parts of the house can’t agree on where to go. Finally, the sunporch suggests the house go to the beach. The basement refuses "to rise to the occasion," but the rest of the house follows the front door as it leads the way—and the house has a vacation that it will never forget! Adding to the appeal are Lee White’s oil and colored pencil illustrations, which bring this "home away from home" tale to a safe and sound conclusion.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lovely pictures; story is flat.
Mommy Bookworm's Thoughts: I love the illustrations in this book. The house is cute and I think it's neat how all different parts of it can talk. I like the general idea of the story. In the description on Goodreads, it says that "clever puns in the dialog . . . make this a fun read." Personally, I disagree. I think the puns are pathetic and are only understood by the adults who read it (or older kids). It is kind of like some animated films where the jokes are aimed at the adults & the animation is more for the kids, and the kids laugh because the parents laugh and the animation is funny, but they don't really understand the meaning. It's a cute story & I think that most kids would like it because of the overall gist and illustrations. However, I personally think it'd be better without the words or with different words! It's another one where it'd be interesting to many ages of children, but it would need to be the higher end of the age range to read it themselves. Dahlia Bookworm's Thoughts (11 years old): I like that the house could talk. I thought it was funny that they got lost in the ocean. I like the drawings. I could easily read the book by myself. I would recommend it to kids my age and younger. Daisy Bookworm's Thoughts (7 years old): I really like the illustrations. I think it's funny because the house can talk. I think it's funny how it walked away. It's funny that the house thought it could surf. It's a very funny story. I like how the house brought sea creatures home with it. I would need a little help reading it. I would recommend it to other kids too.