A Place to Call Home: 12/07/15
A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon is a hybrid picture book and graphic novel. A group of Guinea pigs out grow their home in the junkyard and go in search of a new place to live.
The Guinea pigs explore a number of different potential homes. Along the way the pick up different items, all of them yellow. Ultimately, though, they find their home and it's in an unexpected place.
While the messages of working together, family and home are all important, the execution seemed disjointed. The numerous word bubbles clutter up the page and make it difficult to use for a read aloud. The book is thus better suited for older children to read, rather than one a parent would read to a child.