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NEW BIG HOUSE by Debi Gliori


by Debi Gliori & illustrated by Debi Gliori

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
ISBN: 1-56402-036-3
Publisher: Candlewick

 ``The trouble is, now that the twins can sort of walk, the house is shrinking,'' reports the eldest child, whose nursery- school rabbits are regular weekend visitors that swell the ranks of the many resident pets: her home is bursting at the seams. A search turns up several unsuitable alternate houses--they are too big or too decrepit, or have mice or odd smells. The happy solution (as in Shirley Hughes's The Big Concrete Lorry, 1990) is a homemade addition. All this is recounted in amusingly realistic detail, nicely amplified in the author's sympathetic, charmingly comical illustrations. (Picture book. 3-8)