A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon

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Seven little junkyard critters venture out of their small, dark hole on a charmingly madcap quest for a new home, with laugh-out-loud results.

When a band of brothers outgrows the dim confines of their birthplace, there is no other choice but to set out into the world on a grand adventure. Timid and terrified at first, they soon find ingenious ways to simulate the safety of their familiar hole. They bravely cross a muddy sea, climb a discarded mountain, survive an appliance-like labyrinth, and finally reach the edge of the world. What will they see there, and will they ever find a place they can call their own? Loaded with visual humor and breathless commentary by the intrepid crew, this comic book-style tale of solidarity and daring will have readers giggling, cheering, and ready to see the world in a new way.

About Alexis Deacon

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Alexis Deacon is an acclaimed author and illustrator. Beegu and Jitterbug Jam, both of which he illustrated, were named as New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year. He lives in London. Viviane Schwarz is the author-illustrator of There Are Cats in This Book, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, and There Are No Cats in This Book. She lives in London.
Published May 1, 2011 by Walker & Company. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Kids will cheer as the brothers use their heads (and head gear) to subdue the beast and finally muster the courage to find a home out of the junkyard, out in the open.

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While the creatures may trip over themselves, blundering through their tiny lives not knowing quite where they are headed, Deacon (While You Are Sleeping) and Schwarz never put a foot wrong.

May 02 2011 | Read Full Review of A Place to Call Home

City Book Review

A dark, small hole in a junkyard sofa is a cozy place for baby animals to live—that is, until the animals outgrow that hole and find themselves thrust into the harsh outside world.

Oct 04 2011 | Read Full Review of A Place to Call Home

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Seven little critters live together quite comfortably in a small, dark hole.

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This picture book is formatted like a graphic novel, with multiple panels on most pages and word balloons containing nearly all of the text.

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