Thursday, June 18, 2015
Author: Colin Thompson
Publisher: Random House Australia
A young reader will spend five minutes on every single page. This, I know, because I spent ten. With every children's quote about what 'home' means to them, Mr. Thompson created an incredible depiction of a domestic structure intertwined with nature.
Every child, at some point, plays with toys that allow them to 'set up' a scene. Whether it's a farmyard, a doll house, a city complete with street lamps and fire hydrants or a mountain scene. As an adult reader, this brought me back to those days of my childhood.
Favorite Part of the Book: Everything, but my favorite children's quote is by Tony, 11: "My dream home would be where I live now."
The Art: The illustrations in this book are rich with earthy color and detailed enough to grab any readers imagination. Outstanding.