“Tender, comforting, and complex.” -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Drawn with exquisite precision and quiet dashes of humor.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A lovely, ruminative selection.” -School Library Journal (starred review)
“A blueprint for mindfulness and gratitude for the homes in which we…live.” -The New York Times Book Review
Deborah Freedman’s masterful new picture book is at once an introduction to the pieces of a house, a cozy story to share and explore, and a dreamy meditation on the magic of our homes and our world.
Before there was this house,
there were stones,
and a colossal oak tree-
three hugs around
and as high as the blue.
What was your home, once?
This poetically simple, thought-provoking, and gorgeously illustrated book invites readers to think about where things come from and what nature provides.