A spectacular tour through the dwellings of twenty-seven different animals, from a hermit crab’s secondhand shell to a beaver’s lakeside dam to a comet moth’s silk cocoon.
Acclaimed creator Isabelle Simler presents a poetic journey through amazing animal homes across the world. In Europe, alpine marmots stay safe in underground refuges. In southeast Asia, Sumatran orangutans doze off in treetop bedrooms. In Mexico and the southwestern US, elf owls nest in holes in saguaro cacti. On every continent but Antarctica, honeybees mold wax into palaces for their queens. No matter where you travel, some creature is making an extraordinary place to call home.
With connections to life cycles, camouflage, and other biological concepts, Home is a spellbinding showcase of the wonders of the natural world. Enchanting poetry, fascinating back matter, and intricately detailed art invite young readers to be amazed by the creativity and diversity of our animal neighbors.
Isabelle Simler has written and illustrated over twenty children’s books. The Blue Hour, Sweet Dreamers, My Wild Cat, Plume, and A Perfect Spot (all Eerdmans) were each featured in the Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition, and Plume was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. Isabelle lives in France. Follow her on Instagram @isabellesimler or visit her website at isabellesimler.com.
Vineet Lal is a translator of books from French to English, including A Perfect Spot, The Brothers Zzli, and A Head Full of Birds (all Eerdmans). He studied French at Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh. Vineet lives in Scotland. Follow him on Twitter @vineet_uk.
The Horn Book Magazine "Eye-catching . . . playful . . . creatures relate their stories with style."
Kirkus Reviews “Standing out in beauty and breadth, a lyrical addition to the animal-homes shelf.”
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