Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Once There Was A House, A House That Was A Home

Title: Once There Was A House, A House That Was A Home

Author: Alex T. Smith

Illustrator: Alex T. Smith

Paperback or hardback: Hardcover, 32 pages

Publisher: Tiger Tales an imprint of ME Media, LLC

Ages: 3-7

ISBN-10: 1-58925-088-5

ISBN-13: 9781589250888


Four friends live in a house that is their home. Friend one thinks they should all become pirates and sail the seas. Friend two wants to go to the mountains and yodel. Friend three wants to live in an underground cave and collect creepy crawlies. Friend four wants to go to the big city and boogie woogie all night long. Of course none of them agree with any of the others ideas and they go their separate ways. When they all leave they take apart of the house with them.

Of course, they all discover that the adventures they had were lacking the fun they thought they would have. They soon discovered that the pieces of the house they took simply did not make a home. They missed each other and got back together, each apologized for leaving. Best friends again, they put their home back together again, this time with wheels. This way they could travel to all of the fun places together.

These four friends are really funny. This book teaches children the importance of family, friendship and having a home. The illustrations bring to life their very unfortunate adventures when they are separated from each other. Kids will love to read this story over and over again.
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