Item description for Let's Go Home: The Wonderful Things About a House by Wendy Anderson Halperin & Cynthia Rylant...
Overview From a cookie-scented kitchen to a cozy bedroom, a charming picture book provides a wonderful tour through a house filled with love, laughter, and family life, celebrating the joy and warmth of "home sweet home."
Publishers Description What's the best room in the house? Is it the kitchen with its wonderful aromas and goodies? Or is it the front porch, where guests flock to visit on summer nights? Maybe it's the cozy bedroom, when you are snuggling deep under the covers on winter mornings. With gracious text and enchanting images, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and acclaimed illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin invite readers home -- to remind us why there's no place like it
Citations And Professional Reviews Let's Go Home: The Wonderful Things About a House by Wendy Anderson Halperin & Cynthia Rylant has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 343
Kirkus Review - Children - 04/15/2002 page 577
Booklist - 04/15/2002 page 1399
Publishers Weekly - 04/22/2002 page 68
Bookpage - 06/01/2002 page 28
School Library Journal - 06/01/2002 page 124
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 343
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Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 12" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2002
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0689823266 ISBN13 9780689823268 UPC 076714016958
Availability 0 units.
More About Wendy Anderson Halperin & Cynthia Rylant
Wendy Anderson Halperin is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including "Let's Go Home" by Cynthia Rylant, "Soft House" by Jane Yolen, and "Turn, Turn, Turn!" by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.
Wendy Anderson Halperin currently resides in South Haven, in the state of Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Let's Go Home: The Wonderful Things About a House?
Time to explore! Aug 18, 2002
This is definitely a book to get for the pictures. Warm and whimsical drawings make up the bulk of this oversized picture book. Kids can follow a brother and sister through the different rooms of a rather busy household--there are different times of day, different seasons of the year, different family members present, and definitely a lot of THINGS (some of them quite wacky) scattered everywhere. Among them are a couple of stuffed animals that follow the kids everywhere they go (one is a winged donkey?!!?). It's almost like a "Where's Waldo?" as you search for them each time you turn the page. The illustrations definitely portray a well-lived-in house that is a ton of fun to explore.
On the down side, the text is nothing to go crazy over. To me it sounds like someone talking off the top of their head--not well-crafted prose, but momentary thoughts. It's almost as if the book was not meant to have words--the adult is just supposed to make up their own story as the kid looks at the pictures--but they included words just in case the adult couldn't think of anything to say. Sometimes the words don't even match the pictures--for the life of me I can't find the dinosaur-shaped sponge anywhere in the bathroom!
That aside, this is a really fun picture book on a unique subject --perfect for some quiet one-on-one exploration with your child.
Home Sweet Home Jul 18, 2002
"There are many kinds of houses in the world, from little cottages to big mansions, from farmhouses to bungalows. But no matter the kind of house, it is the living inside that makes it wonderful, what happens in each room that makes it marvelous. It is what the house means to those who live there. Let's walk through. Let's see the wonderful things about a house." And with an invitation like that, who could resist. Join author, Cynthia Rylant, and illustrator, Wendy Anderson Halperin, as they take the reader on a room by room tour of their house. From the front porch to the attic, and all the rooms in between, this dynamic duo investigates each room, detailing all the special things that belong there, and all the wonderful things you might do. Ms Rylant's gentle, lyrical prose is rich in imagery and magic. But it's Ms Halperin's colorful, busy, and expressive artwork that really makes this picture book stand out and sparkle, and she spares no detail in each fun-filled, joyous, cluttered picture. Young and old, alike, will linger over each two page spread, always finding something new and clever every time they open the book and explore a room. Perfect for preschoolers, Let's Go Home is a cozy and engaging read-aloud that's sure to open interesting discussions about your own home and what makes it unique and special. "Happy living."