Kids’ Book Review: Review: Who Lives Here

Dan invites his classmate to his house around the
corner but doesn’t tell him which house is his. 

The boy, the narrator, sets out the
next day at the allocated time, to try and discover where Dan lives.

A stunning folded page extends to show the whole street with
its row of houses.

There is confusion. 

Each house is entirely
different; one boat-shaped, another with a horse tied out front. Which one could be Dan’s?

 He looks at the first house?

 This had cooking aromas
floating from it. The boy peeps in through the window (where there is a flap to
lift) and sees why.

In the garden with the horse, there is a
stained-glass window with its flap to lift, and another surprise to discover. But
no sign of Dan.

This continues down the street, with flaps to lift
and discoveries to be made. Until…

What will the boy find when he finally gets to Dan’s

That’s the best surprise of all!

Julia Donaldson has created another original and
entertaining read in rhyming verse and regular rhythm for reading aloud. It has the
element of surprise that children love as they lift the flaps or try to guess what
could be hiding there.

Full page illustrations with several extended fold-out pages, give the images that extra advantage. Beautiful and detailed by
illustrator Rebecca Cobb, they present the perfect translation of the theme – the promise of fun, and the warmth
and friendship blossoming between two children.

Title: Who lives Here

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Publisher: Macmillan, $ 26.99

Publication Date: 26 July 2023

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9781509893966

For ages: 3+

Type: Activity Book

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