|Home by Carson Ellis. Candlewick Press, 2015.|
Oh my goodness, you have no idea how excited I was for this. Carson Ellis wrote a picture book!
I love Carson Ellis. Besides the Wildwood Chronicles collaboration with her husband, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists (blogged here), she also illustrated Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead (ahem), the wonderful Mysterious Benedict Society books, and several more, all of which I've read at some point. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one.
Home is a large, gorgeous, whimsical look at various homes. Some are realistic, some are imaginary, but each is rendered in Ellis's recognizable style, in beautiful color. Seeing Ellis's art in a larger format like this is pretty thrilling. It's a simple book, perfect for very young readers, but the pictures and humor make it worth a look, whatever age your kids (or you) may be.
Not that my photos do the book justice. (Like, at all.) So either run to your local library (like I did), or head to a bookstore or website and check it out for yourself.