If You Live Here

If You Live Here
Author(s)
Co-Authors / Illustrators
Age Range
4+
Release Date
February 01, 2022
ISBN
978-0062865328
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A charming, classic picture book that imagines all the different types of places you could live—from the author of Lovely Beasts, Kate Gardner, and award-winning illustrator Christopher Silas Neal. The perfect next read for fans of Carson Ellis's Home.

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live . . .

in a treehouse,

underground,

in a castle,

or even in a spaceship?

If You Live Here is a whimsical tribute to the unique and special places we call home.

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1 review
charming picture book about the places we live
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
IF YOU LIVE HERE is an imaginative picture book that takes the reader on a thoughtful journey of what their lives would be like if they lived in different places. For instance, if you live on a space ship, you'll need to stay curious and if you live in a dollhouse, you'll need to become very small. Lovely images accompany each imaginative location with intriguing ideas about each.

What I loved: This is a fun celebration of all the places where people and animals live, with plenty of whimsy, delightful details in the illustrations, and plenty of adorable animals, insects, and children. The idea of the story is simple, but it leads to imaginative thoughts about all the different places you would live and what would happen if they did - a great thought exercise for young children. The illustrations are really lovely, and I appreciated all the details on each page that make this fun to explore. The brief text on each page make this a book that will work for toddlers/preschoolers as well as elementary school aged readers.

Other great features are the clear and easy to read font on each page and a special turn page of a skyscraper with plenty of neighbors. This little fun feature just adds to the delight and experience of reading.

What left me wanting more: As a small point, some of the language is a bit awkward to read, and some of the phrases take some consideration to understand. They do not always follow in the same way from page to page with different, random thoughts for each place, which may need some explanations for younger readers.

Final verdict: A delightful and imaginative picture book, IF YOU LIVE HERE explores all the places where people and animals live with plenty of whimsy and lovely illustrations. Recommend for preschool and up young readers.
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