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Welcome to My House: A Collection of First Words

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  16 reviews
First words are everywhere you look, especially in a house! This visually striking picture book catalogs an impressive array of household items, naming the delightful miscellany that comprises a life. The charming collections are creative and unexpected, providing the sweetest of visual snapshots that reinforce word recognition and understanding. In addition to the everyda ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Chronicle Books
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Valerie
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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#kidlitexchange #partner Thank you, @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book! Opinions are my own! 😘 I really like the illustrations in this book and the little “twist” at the end. Students can use this as a mentor text to make their own book about their home, school, room, etc. 👍🏻👍🏻 #bookreview #booksiread #picturebook
Tasha
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Olga, a friendly black cat, leads readers through her home. She shows all of the objects in the house in a variety of categories. There is everything for sitting that includes a stool, chairs, and even a stack of books. Everything that brightens has candles, lamps, and a window. The lists continue with images of each item and a name. Everything that passes the time includes games but also brother and sister. While this is a look at the objects in a home, it also speaks to the various roles that ...more
Stephanie Bange
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This French import is a lovely book, however I am not sure who it is really for.

Olga the cat tours the reader around her apartment, pointing out different items in it. She opens the book and closes the book with chatty conversation. The rest of the book is a listing of items in the home. Grouped together on two page spreads as "Everything for sitting", "Everything that brightens", "Everything in the Kitchen", etc., 25 or so appropriate objects are pictured and labeled. For the most part, items
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Lorraine
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Thanks for reading!

WELCOME TO MY HOUSE is a sweet word book from illustrator @gaiastella. In the book, a little cat named Olga takes the reader on a tour through her apartment. On each page, she shares items in creative categories, such as "everything that brightens," "everything that passes the time," and "everything for tinkering." I can still remember looking through word books like this when I w
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Stacie Boren
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to My House by Gaia Stella is a picture book of first words sent to me through @kidlitexchange to read and give an honest review. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 In this cleverly illustrated book we were able to point out things in every room of the house to compare with our own home. There is also a clever little kitten that keeps popping in on every page keeping children searching for what room will be next. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, and my blog at readsbystacie.com.
Kristina Jean Lareau
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
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I love the style of the various objects in this book-stylized and painterly. This would be best for one-on-one sharing with an English-speaking adult. I was hoping it could serve as a picture dictionary for non-native speakers, but because of the stylized illustrations and set up of the categories, it would not work for that purpose.
Kelly
Take your time reading this book. It's about the different items that can be found in a house. All the single illustrations are labeled and it takes a while to get through each page.
Jess Verzello
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
beautiful artwork and layout design. Kids will love this sort of interactive seek-and-find as they spot different things in their own house. A fun way to develop the skills to decode and categorize.
Mary Lee
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Word book with interesting categories.
Teresa
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Charming and sometimes surprising categories and items. You can tell its french.
Barbara
In this title originally published in France, a cat named Olga introduces readers to her house and all its contents. The book is intended to feature some of a child's first words, but many of these are pretty sophisticated, which means readers should be prepared for terms such as "bench" and "wicker chair" rather than just "chair" or "couch." The book features a wide array of groupings including things that make the house bright, things for sitting, objects useful for cooling down, and objects u ...more
Susan
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Welcome to My House

By Gaia Stella

Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.

Olga, a cat, leads the reader on a tour through her home and as she does we learn all about the items she encounters. She finds lots of clever categories of objects, for example “everything that brightens”, “everything for tinkering” and “everything for cooling down”, which are some of my favorites. Each of the objects is labeled, which provides lots of opportunities
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I want to frame the pages on my wall they’re so cute! My favorite collections are everything in the kitchen and everything that gets lost.
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Word book with interesting categories.
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