The Welcome Home

S. & S./Paula Wiseman. Sept. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781534492325.
PreS-Gr 2–Although happy and content, the Gargleson-Bittles couple knows that this quiet home is missing something. And waffles for breakfast, although delicious, are not quite what they need. Something “lick-your-face-play-fetch-roll-over-rub-its-belly-and-chase-its-tail” sounds like just the thing. Playful, radiant colored pencil illustrations show this loving couple’s path to their ideal companion. Snails, whales, a grumpy cat, an aardvark, rabbits, seals, and many, many others are welcomed, each bringing joy and a special talent. At last, just the right creature arrives to add to the happiness of this very unique and loving family. Young children (and their adult companions) will be captivated by the warmth offered in this lovely work.
VERDICT Highly recommended for picture book collections, this fun-filled rumpus will delight young children and leave everyone in a glow.

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