Moving house can be a real challenge for little people. It is a lot of change and can be very overwhelming and scary. We at Book Love with Cassey & Keiden found this amazing book at our local library, My New Home by Marta Altés. We love the way it addresses these issues.
My New Home is a wonderful story about moving homes and making new friends. The illustrations in this book reaffirm my belief that children’s picture books are wonderful works of art to be enjoyed on all levels. Not a page within the book doesn’t have illustrations that make the art, even more than the words, tell the story. The very first page, that is often blank or has print details in other books, has the fox packing a box with her toys.
I thought she was a fox, and called her so to Keiden – who has an impolite way of saying fox. When hubby read the story to Keiden, we discovered that mommy isn’t the best at identifying animals, as daddy says she’s definitely not a fox. We can’t quite agree on what animal she is, so I am sticking to fox. What do you think?
I digress, this book is absolutely wonderful, and belongs in every parent’s arsenal when facing a move. It is suitable for ages two and up and you can buy it for your own little’s library from Readers Warehouse Online.
With the protagonist and her friends not being named; it would be very easy to use your child’s and their friends’ names to further the connection, and help settle any move nerves. It shows that yes, change can be horrid, and making friends takes time; but in the end you can make more friends, and have any space feel like home with the right people.
Keiden loved this book, we had to renew it a few times, he clearly gives it a 5/5 and so do I.
How do you handle big changes with your little? Do you get animals wrong too?
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