A Place to Call Home

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Review

A family of furry animals grow too big for their home in an old mattress and have to go out into the unknown world of the back yard to find a new one. It's scary and very big out there.

The back yard full of broken furniture and old machinery becomes a world of adventure. A puddle becomes the sea, a pile of sand is the desert and an old washing machine a mountain to climb, until they come to the edge of the world where a dog takes one of the brothers and they have to work together to rescue him.

In the process they discover their true home - the great wide world of forests and lakes, a world away from their back yard.

This endearing and engaging picture book about growing up is told with gentle humour and illustrated by Best New Illustrator Viviane Schwarz's blend of painting and photography.

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