Is it for always? This House Is Home

by Deborah Kerbel

#ThisHouseIsHome #NetGalley

Pub Date 15 Mar 2021  

This is a picture book for an adult to read with a young child who has to move or is dealing with some other kind of change. It tells the story of Lily who lives happily in a peaceful house in a quiet area until…urban expansion arrives. Lily’s grandmother refused to sell her house and the concrete, new homes and new roads encumber them. What will the family do? Will they be okay?

This title’s greatest strength in my opinion is the lovely, watercolor illustrations. The message that the house and family make it through is positive but I found it sad that they could not stop change from happening. Of course we often can’t and have to find creative solutions. Talk about this book with a child after you read it. Find out what they think and how they feel about what happens.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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