Tuesday, May 31, 2016
By Carson Ellis
Candlewick, 2015. Picture book.
What kind of home do you live in? In this whimsical collection of various types of dwellings, home can be an apartment, a wigwam, a boat, or even a shoe. Mythical, mundane, or even magical, these homes all have delightful details that encourage readers to pore over the illustrations. A dove can be found on each page, and the depiction of the artist in her studio at the end offers lots of visual connections that can be found throughout the book. Ellis’s warm, earthy artwork and the unexpected turns of her imagination make this book special.