Home by Alison Neuman

A sweet and delightful story of going home is what you’ll find in Home by Alison Neuman.

A Persian cat named Fluffy is far from home thanks to a winter storm. She and her mouse friend Levi, along with Levi’s family, are on a journey back to Fluffy’s house in the hopes all of them can live together with Fluffy’s human.

This is the third book in a series featuring Fluffy and Levi, who uses a special wheelchair to get around. While it mostly stands alone, it would have been helpful if I read the first two books. A dog named Buster is mentioned twice in the book, but not ever seen or heard from. One must imagine he played a larger role in a different book in the series. There is mention of a mouse-hunting cat patrolling the warehouse and how Fluffy stayed close on the journey home in case she needed to protect the mice from surprise visitors, but they don’t make an appearance. This is a story of Fluffy using landmarks to find her way home and hoping Melissa finds it in her heart to open their home to Levi and his family. A simple story with a simple message of finding a place called home without a ton of obstacles along the way. Sometimes, those are the best kinds of stories, because you expect a happy ending.

Katherine Restoveix provided the artwork for all three of the books. They are charming and perfectly complement the story. The blue sky with wisps of clouds, the fluffy white snow from the storm, the furry purple slippers on Melissa’s feet, and the red and white barn dollhouse are all favorite illustrations of mine and bring the story to life. Children will love the stories for the illustrations alone, so they will want to read more about Fluffy and Levi.

The author’s passion for sharing underrepresented voices is clear in this series. I would recommend you read Home, but I suggest you start withย Don’t Eat Familyย and Help from Friendsย if you want youngsters to fully understand Fluffy and Levi’s story.

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Series: Friends & Family (Book 3)
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: Dream Write Publishing Ltd. (April 4, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1988723728
ISBN-13: 978-1988723723

I received a digital copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Visit the author online at:

Website: www.alisonneuman.ca

Blog: http://www.alisonneuman.ca/blog/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Alison_Neuman

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alisonneuman.ca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4375290.Alison_Neuman

Home by Alex T. Smith

Come discover the house that was a home and the four friends who learn a valuable lesson in, Home, by Alex T. Smith.

There were four best friends–One, Two, Three and Four–who all lived happily together in a house that was a home. Until One wants to become a pirate; Two wants to move to the mountains; Three would prefer to explore caves, and Four wants to go to the big city and boogie-woogie all night long.

Unable to agree on what to do, each friend takes off with a different part of the house and goes a separate way. All too soon, however, they discover that a house isn’t really a home without each other.

In this delightful book geared toward 3- to 7-year-olds, children learn the importance of friendship, forgiveness, and working together.ย  Alex T. Smith has created a wonderful story that shares these concepts in a meaningful, yet, fun way.ย  His charming, and sometimes zany, illustrations make this an excellent book to read out loud to a group.

The best part of Home for me was how the friends not only came back and apologized, but also how they cooperated and discovered a way to make sure they could all go exactly where they wanted in the future.

I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more from Alex T. Smith!

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  • Publisher: Tiger Tales
  • ISBN-10: 1589250885
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589250888
  • SRP:ย  $15.95


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