Published by Neal Porter Books
Summary: Houses can change, but home goes with you from one to another. “Home is a table with something good and the people gathered there. A book before you fall asleep, and a kiss afterward.” With these meditations on home, we see a family–mother, father, boy, and girl–getting ready to move, then making a day-long drive to their new house. There’s the sadness of saying goodbye, and the excitement of exploring the new place. The family picnics together on the floor of their new house, then the little girl looks out the window to see her parents sitting with arms around each other as she gets ready for bed in her new home. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A perfect read for those who are moving, and for anyone who wants to think about what home is. This would make a good writing prompt to explore the idea of home.
Cons: Not everyone’s home is quite so picture-perfect.