An old house takes center stage, waiting for just the right family to move in. . .Young readers/listeners will appreciate this sweet, compassionate story and be charmed by the notion of a house serving as a protagonist; this tale should spark discussions and generate memories about kids’ own homes. . .The soft, delicate, airy illustrations, rendered partially in muted watercolors and ink, are atmospheric and suffused with nostalgia and coziness…A reassuring conversation starter about the special connections we feel to our homes.
Long ago, a family built a house in the countryside. . .After a new family moves in and begins making new memories, the house becomes a home once again…Goodale contributes lively, impressionistic illustrations created with ink, watercolor, monoprint technique, and digital collage, evocatively depicting the house, some of its residents, the verdant meadow, and the night sky. This appealing picture book offers an imaginative perspective on moving.