Library: snail shell, wagon, igloo
The concept of “home” has meant a lot of different things to people over the ages and is still unique for each one of us today. Artist Carson Ellis makes her solo debut with a beautiful picture book, titled simply “Home,” which explores the meaning and concept of home.
A snail shell, a covered wagon, an igloo, a castle surrounded by a moat … all are or have been home to something or someone at a given point in time. Ellis even weaves in fantastical homes: fairy houses, boots and more are included in this wonderful book. In some of the mythical houses, Ellis does not include a description of who lives there, but instead asks readers to imagine what sort of creature they think would be suited to the structure. The clever combination of traditional, nontraditional and fanciful homes will inspire children (and adults) to think of “home” in a new way.
You may recognize Ellis’ work: She is the illustrator of the Wildwood series and the artist for the band The Decemberists. Visit her website (carsonellis.com) to see more of her awesome talent.
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