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A whimsical tribute to the myriad possibilities of home depicts homes in different real-world environments as well as fantastical settings.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2015
Edition: First edition, Reinforced trade edition
ISBN: 9780763665296
Branch Call Number: E
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,31 cm


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HerrickDL_Laura Apr 11, 2019

Beautiful illustrations are able to effortlessly guide an all ages conversation about the concept of 'home'

ArapahoeLaura Jul 30, 2017

Gorgeous illustrations! Reminds me of walking into an Anthropologie store!

ArapahoeSteffen Oct 31, 2016

This book is masterful. Great length for storytimes, but would be a lengthy lap sit book if you really unpacked the gorgeous pictures! A lot a dialogical questions, and homes and persons from all over the planet!

CRRL_CraigG Dec 31, 2015

Author and illustrator Carson Ellis is a tremendous talent. Her artwork has a timeless quality, and she uses watercolors to create such realistic textures. Even her exquisite hand-lettered text adds to the magic.

Read More At: http://www.librarypoint.org/home_ellis

BklynKalliopiM Sep 03, 2015

Gorgeous, imaginative picture book that focuses on what and where we call home. Ideal for learning about communities and geography. Works best with children ages 3-9.

Jul 25, 2015

Gorgeous illustrations of real and imagined places, with simple, yet whimsical text. Preschooler enjoyed it tremendously. Only wish we could renew! (Might have to find a way to purchase this one.)

ksoles Mar 25, 2015

Carson Ellis's artwork has graced Lemony Snicket books, rock album covers and t-shirts but "Home" marks her debut as both an author and illustrator. Certainly, her distinctive images capture readers' attention though her sparse text (141 words) leaves something to be desired.

The book begins in quaint rhythm: “Clean homes. Messy homes. / Tall homes. / Short homes." Turn the page to find “Sea homes” accompanied by an amusing underwater scene of a fish lurking behind a tiny white castle as armour-clad horsemen ride off on two sea horses. But, awkwardly, on other pages Ellis offers questions such as, “Who in the world lives here?" before abruptly returning to more obscure statements: “This is the home of a Slovakian duchess. / This is the home of a Kenyan blacksmith." Then come the jarring: “French people live in French homes. / Atlantians make their homes underwater” alongside images of a bespectacled white French woman blowing a trumpet and a the brown-skinned resident of Atlantis blowing a conch shell. Racist or just pointless?

Pouring over the images proves a fun experience for all ages; the illustration of Ellis in her home studio includes elements from other drawings throughout the book creating an I Spy activity within the pages. Additionally, a white teacup with a blue stripe turns up throughout the book and hunting for it hones young detective skills. Unfortunately, the book ends with the clumsiness found throughout its pages: “This is my home, / and this is me. / Where is your home?/ Where are you?”

forbesrachel Mar 20, 2015

Home is...a shoe?! Explore all the different shelters that we inhabit in this diverse, and sometimes whimsical book. From the rich to the poor, moving buses to Atlantis, the author comes up with a huge amount of variety which children may find surprising. These homes of the past, present, future, different cultures, and even myth will fascinate them. As we go from page to page, rosy cheeked people, and sometimes other creatures, invite us into their lives. The folksy style is rendered in down-to-earth gouache colours and ink, and even though there is very little text, these pictures say plenty. Contrasting houses sometimes face each other on opposing pages, and while the author starts by talking about the homes of others, she gradually pulls it into her own home, and then asks about ours. This is very pleasant concept that emphasizes, no matter the shape, home is where the heart is.


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