are palaces.Or underground lairs. Or
The lovely assortment of homes on the cover of Home by
Carson Ellis depict a few of the many places called home.Perfectly familiar homes are interspersed
with those that reach deep into the imagination.
Inside of each large page is a window into all sorts of
places.We look right in and can almost
see who might be living there.Do you
live there?The muted watercolor
illustrations, detailed with pops of reddish-orange help make anything in our
imaginations a real possibility.
A brick apartment building complete with a cat and potted
plants in the window is the home of a young girl.We also see the view from the round window of
a home on the moon.A Moonian lives
there.The home nestled under a mushroom
next to an overturned tea cup elicit closer inspection while the sea home with
knights in shining armor riding seahorses produces a giggle.
Home is a piece of art meant to be
shared.Each of us can relate to
something as familiar as home.What a
great way to teach, understand and accept that each person and animal in this
world calls someplace home, whether recognizable or not.
Carson Ellis is an acclaimed artist, known for
illustrations of several books, including the youth series Wildwood, a collaboration with husband Collin Meloy.Several copies of Home are available in our
libraries.If you like the quiet tone,
muted illustrations and chance to explore as in Home you might also want to
check out Flashlight by Lizi Boyd.