Home by Carson Ellis (2015, Candlewick; 40 pages)
This loving look at the places where people live is a new picture book in our collection, written and illustrated by Carson Ellis, artist for the Wildwood series and also the artist for the indie band The Decemberists. What I love about the book (besides the illustrations) is the brave vocabulary, and also the wittiness. It is simple, and still introduces the mythology and geography and even philosophy of home. "French people live in French homes. Atlantians make their homes underwater." "Some homes are boats. Some homes are wigwams."
The final pages of the book allow interaction with the reader in a great and inspirational way: "But whose home is this? And what about this?" A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits. "Home might be a house in the country. Or an apartment in the city. Or even a shoe."
I love this book.
Find this title in our catalog: Home
Recommended by: Maite