Author: Barnaby, Hannah Rodgers
What makes a home home? Find out in this intriguing exploration of the places creatures call home. From mountain to sea, meadow to tree, small town to big city, people and animals make their homes all over the world. Some are forever while some change with the seasons, but all are just right for the creatures who live in them.
Kirkus Reviews (06/15/21)
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Booklist - 08/01/2021 People and animals live in many different types of places, and here, through short, gently rhyming text and detailed paintings, physical homes are explored. The initial two-page spread establishes context, showing a river, forest, small house, and large city. From there, spot illustrations highlight specific animals’ assorted environments, such as dark underwater for an octopus, or a mountain for a goat. Using varying illustration sizes and perspectives, the text becomes more expressive, while the pictures fill in factual information. “Home has corners” is depicted with a child in a tree house, and “home is tunneled underground” shows rabbits asleep in a burrow. The book invites readers to compare the variety of ways a home can be made and to seek out further scientific information. While the majority of the book is nature-based, people are shown in houses, apartment buildings, and a boat. The final image echoes the first, except now dark has fallen, and the animals, except the nocturnal barn owl, have gone to sleep. Reassuringly, the text ends with “Home is anywhere you love.” - Copyright 2021 Booklist.