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Home by Alex T. Smith

Published by Tiger Tales Books

Pages: 32

Ages: 3-7

Publishers Summary: In a house that is a home live four best friends—One, Two, Three, and Four. They live happily ever after, until . . .  One wants to move to the sea and become a pirate. Two would rather live at the top of a mountain and yodel. Three wants to move into a cave and collect creepy-crawlies. And Four yearns to go to the big city and boogie-woogie all night long.

The friends can’t agree on what to do, so they go their separate ways and take different parts of the house with them. When they’re gone, all that’s left is the roof! But they quickly realize . . . there’s no place like home.

A warm and humorously illustrated picture book that proves home is where the heart is!

A home is not a home without walls, windows, doors, or a floor…right? It’s also most likely not a home when it’s roof sits empty waiting for the return of those that once inhabited it. After a disagreement that turns into an argument leaves each of the friends on their own they quickly realize that home is just not home without those that make it a home.

In Alex T. Smith’s Home each of the characters is an individual, they have hopes and dreams and desires, but when none of them can agree – what’s to be done? After they aren’t able to agree on one place for all of them they each decide to branch out on their own. One to the open seas, another to a creepy-crawly cave, a third to the highest peaks and the last to the city clubs to dance the night away. Unfortunately, they each find that without the others it just isn’t as fun as it once seemed and they quickly return to each other.

This was absolutely adorable. From beautiful and quirky illustrations to a meaningful but fun theme. It’s perfect for little early readers. For the Turkeybird, he’s not quite old enough to really enjoy the over all story, but he’s absolutely enjoying the illustrations. I’m hoping this is one he will grow into because I know he will love the fun situations each of the characters get into as well as the overall meaning. Not to mention, there are pirates! Take a look:

Home by Alex T. Smith is a beautifully illustrated story with a wonderful meaning. Told from the viewpoint of four friends, little ones will learn that friends can be just as important, if not more, than the places we go. It’s a delightful story for all ages, one that all can learn from and know that home is truly where the heart is.

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 4 and up. Help children understand the importance of friends and enjoy the antics of four very funny characters. Perfect for boys and girls.

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6 Responses to Book Review: Home by Alex T. Smith

  1. Christie says:

    Fantastic review! How cute are those characters! My 5 year old would love this one.

  2. Gina says:

    Oh, what a cute book and the message I’m in total agreement with. You could have a mansion filled with everything in the world you could wish for….but without friends and family….it’s just “stuff”. Thanks for the share on this great title….and happy reading!

  3. Oh how pretty and smart and true 🙂 I love it.

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