HI there! Welcome to Booktomato! Here is a book we have been reading for a while, and it is still one of our faves. Check it out!
Home by Carson Ellis is a simply worded but richly illustrated exploration of what home means to people both real and fantasy in vastly different places. Some of my favorite picture book art work is layered in a way that the reader can explore and find new things every time the book is read. Even though the story reads quickly with a single sentence on each page, we lingered looking at each illustration and finding tons of fun little details. If you would like to see more of artist Carson Ellis' amazing work, visit her website at www.carsonellis.com.
This story was a great conversation starter with the kids. They wanted to know all about different home styles and different ways of doing things around the world. The fantastical homes got their imaginations primed for thinking up other make-believe places to live. The moonian home with a window peering out to the lunar landscape was definitely our favorite! The concept of celebrating differences definitely got our mind gears turning, and all because of this wonderful book!