"A book to win its place in readers’ hearts"
All the things that home is and provides are celebrated in this warm, uplifting picture book. Starring a cuddly bear – big but clearly a youngster - and assorted animal friends, it explains abstract ideas, such as feeling out of place or uncertain, in ways that young children will understand and which will be very reassuring, because ‘home’ is always there, allowing you to grow, explore emotions, and helping you be ‘the best that I can be’.
The text rhymes, regular use of the word ‘home’ providing a gentle, repetitive beat. The illustrations by Klaus Flugge Prize shortlistee Alice Courtley are really special, a vibrant palette creating vivid and varied landscapes, from a busy city to a lakeside picnic site, and a gorgeous nighttime scene, lit by lanterns. This is one to win a place in readers’ hearts.