Bound To Stay Bound

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 House finds a home
 Author: Duffield, Katy

 Publisher:  Viking (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 31 cm

 BTSB No: 293781 ISBN: 9780593204603
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Houses -- Fiction
 Home -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

House has always loved the people inside. When they move out, House's halls grow quiet, his windows dark. He hopes with all his shingles that there will be other inhabitants and joys to discover. As generations pass, House experiences new people and traditions and learns that love can come in many forms.

 Illustrator: Corace, Jen

   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/22)
   School Library Journal (07/08/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/08/2022 PreS-Gr 1—This picture book follows a family-occupied home through decades of changes. The first line—"You might think/ houses don't have hearts./ But House had one./ And it was broken"—immediately sets up sympathy, as House says goodbye to its first family. Readers care about the house, and rejoice as it learns to literally open itself up to love. The illustrations perfectly highlight the house's journey, a feast for the brain, an I-spy extravaganza of changing colors, light fixtures, furniture, and bustling activity. It's joyous watching the families shift in size and shape, seeing occupants fill up the cross-sectioned rooms with music and light and action. The space around the house also fills up, neighbors and new streets surrounding the main detail of the house. ?VERDICT A wonderful romp through history, morphing styles, and the importance of opening up to change; a recommended purchase, ideal for story hours.—Cat McCarrey - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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