About this Book A book that describes the meaning of a home where it can be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. A home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio. It is all about the way people perceive their very own home.
Reviews from Around the World ''Another one of those books I wish I had on my shelf as a kid--I am 35 now but still hope to curl up with my mom to read this together. The illustrations are beautiful--Ellis does a tremendous job of not only showing us all the different places that are homes for living things but of also getting us to think about what sort of other places we can imagine ourselves living in.
I think my review has almost as much text as a good third of the book--just drop by Avid (or your local library or bookshop) and read it for yourself. You'll see why this is an instant classic.'' - Janet Amazon
"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" - Rachel, Amazon