Sunday, 27 September 2020

#SundayReview: Your House, My House

This book was phenomenal. The sweet story of the day of rabbit's birthday unfolds as fox's baby brother arrives, the mouse triplets cause havoc, poor bear recovers from a cold, and so much more! My 8-year old read to me, while we explored the eight apartments watching each tenant's day unfold. An absolute treat for the imagination - I cannot wait for this book to come out. 

Thank you to Kids Can Press and NetGalley for providing this book for free for review.

It's a special day at 3 Maple Street. It's Little Rabbit's birthday! His mother makes him his favorite breakfast. His sister has drawn him a picture. And, best of all, he's having a birthday party! His friends are invited, his father is decorating, and his mother is baking a cake. But that's not the only thing going on at 3 Maple Street today. The Cat family is moving in upstairs ... the Fox family is having a new baby ... Mr. Owl is trying to sleep ... there's so much happening inside (and outside) this lively building, it's hard to keep track!

This multilayered picture book from international award-winning Marianne Dubuc allows readers to peer into the homes of all the charming animal families in the building on every spread. Though there is one main story, captured in the text, there are multitudes of other stories-within-the-story, told in visual narratives. Dubuc's winsome one-of-a-kind illustrations include heaps of clever details for children to pore over, promising something new to discover with every look and encouraging visual literacy in readers and prereaders. There are terrific social studies connections here on the concepts of community, inclusiveness and belonging.

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