Illustrated by Lauren Stringer
I loved this book. This is a beautifully written story about animal habitats. It's written like a sing-songy, poem. There are minimal words. About four per page, if that. I liked how the author takes the reader to so many different animal habitats. The front flap of the book says,
Many places can make a home--a silent cave, a secret den, a silky web, even a sticky honeycomb. Each one is safe and snug and just right for the families who live there. Come visit some of them and see how different--yet alike--a home can be.
A home's a house, a den, a nest.The illustrations, created with acrylics on watercolor paper, are minimal as well, but they are beautiful images of the words on the page. They are framed, in a sense, but not with straight lines. The illustrations are shaped somewhat like an oval.
A place to play, A place to rest.
A place to share, A place to hug.
A home is someplace safe and snug.
Check our Linda Ashman's website for more information about her other books. There you can find a Teacher Activity Guide with great ideas for how to incorporate this book into your class. Here is Lauren Stringer's website where you can see "A day in my studio while working on Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs..."