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Home Sweet Home

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Kids will have their imaginations captured by this beautiful, non-fiction picture book that looks at home from around the world. Home from Home celebrates the wide diversity of living quarters people around the world live in.

Find out who lives in a Brooklyn brownstone or a Tokyo apartment! What about a London townhouse, or a cabin in Reykjavik?

Up and coming talent Paula Bl
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
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[Shai] Bibliophage
Home Sweet Home is a children's storybook that was written by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen. It was first published in Spanish; and now, thanks to The Quarto Group for this English version because kids and adult readers can finally able to see and understand this book.
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I love how each city was described through the pets' perspectives. Moreover, the matching illustrations are really adorable; how I wish that there are more Asian countries added in this book, especially Singapore, Tha
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is a non-fiction book that involves a trip around the world peeking inside people's homes and yards. Whether they live in a house or an apartment we get to see their homes through the eyes of the animals that live with them or near them. Each two page spread was narrated by an animal (usually a pet) telling something about the home or life of the inhabitant. The illustrations were wonderful. They were not just the home, but the neighbourhood or surrounding area. They were extremely detailed ...more
Elaine Mullane
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, childrens-books
This was such an interesting and unique little book! It’s rare you come across a non-fiction children’s book that celebrates the everyday in the way that this does. Told through the eyes of the pets who live in them or around them, Home Sweet Home looks at the number of different types of homes across the world, from Brooklyn brownstones to compact apartments in bustling, bright Tokyo.

This book is bursting with detail; vivid images, strong colors and bold patterns. Finding the animals within th
Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
Overall I liked this book, I definitely preferred the illustrations over the text. The text isn't particularly inspired, but, kids may find it more engaging as it's told from the point of view of different pets. The illustrations are beautiful and charming. Probably a good way to introduce a younger child to the idea of different cultures and ways of living. A couple countries have more than one example. I would just reiterate to children as you go through that these are sort of the cultural ico ...more
Amber Webb
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Home Sweet Home took my by surprise. I was expecting to learn about homes in different places around the world, which I did, but through the eyes of the animals that lived there. It was an interesting perspective. I think this would be a fun book to share with students learning about the world and encourage to view these places from another perspective.
Fun, quick read that children will enjoy.
Victoria Peipert
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Very lovely illustrations. Cute stories from the perspective of pets. But overall, lacking direction and clarity. I'm not sure what the purpose was outside of introducing a variety of locations with different house types.
Laura (Book Scrounger)
This book takes a look at different homes in different parts of the world, from the perspective of pets who live in them. I really like the landscape illustrations -- they're bold and detailed without being too busy. This is not an "information-heavy" book, but I still found it interesting -- especially the Icelandic and Myanmar homes that show how people live near/with water. Children who are pet lovers will especially appreciate this collection.

Personally, while I mostly enjoyed the illustrati
This book is more visual, then anything, since it is, after all a picture book. It is supposed to be various homes as seen by pets.

While the houses are quite interesting to look at, I doubt many children will ever actually see any houses like these in their lifetime, even if they travel to the countries where these houses are, although Victorians are prevalent in San Francisco. But I have been to Japan, and never stayed at a traditional house, they are not that common any more.

The best way to re
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, super-cute
Lovely illustrations of traditional homes in different countries. This isn't one for kids to read alone, as although the text is very simple it's quite small and hard to read. The pictures really are gorgeous though. I just wish it had a Scottish house!
Feb 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany is a non-fiction book that involves a trip around the world peeking inside people's homes and yards. Whether they live in a house or an apartment we get to see their homes through the eyes of the animals that live with them or near them. Each two page spread was narrated by an animal telling something about the home or life of the inhabitant. The illustrations were wonderful. They were not just the home, but the neighbourhood or surrounding area. They were extremel ...more
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A simple book for the young reader. We see idealised views of different human habitats (Icelandic turf village, Japanese paper house, Dutch artist's garret with post-it notes and fancy furniture aplenty) - but we learn just as much about them through the voice of whichever pet is on hand to introduce them all. In using heavily anthropomorphised animals to show the diversity of the human species it's easy to see this sounding as too twee, but the rich variety in the slightly cartoonish artwork sh ...more
Jesica DeHart
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Take a trip around the world and follow the lives of pets and where the live. This is a charming book that shows us not only how diverse our world is but also how much we still all have in common and especially when it comes to our furry, feathered and much loved companions.
Simona GB
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love the idea of children getting to know how other children live all over the world, what a home might look like, how important the climate, the landform, the proximity of water, the urban or rural context are in shaping our everyday life, our habits, our diet, our hobbies. Unfortunately, it seems that I like the book more than my child, but I still hope that one day he will have the patience to idle longer above each page, imagining what it would be like to live in that house.

I also wished
Becky B
Meet some pets from all over the world who will tell you a little about their home city and the dwelling in which they live.

There are choices when looking for a book on different types of dwellings. This one stands out for being from the perspective of pets. The illustrations are quite charming. The locations are selected from mostly Europe and North America with a couple from Asia. I was happy with some of the more exotic choices, like the house in Iceland and also happy to see the Asian cities
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
We have a peek into different homes around the world through the eyes of the pets and getting information on their lifestyle and habits. Bright and vivid illustrations.
Angiie Arc
"Home sweet Home" its a beautiful book narrated thru the eyes of different pets located in different cities around the world. This little books give a brief explanation of how in the eyes of the pets he is perfect to be living in that specific city and how his humans are perfect for it too. The book briefly takes you to Japan, England, France, Mexico, Canada, USA, etc, It has beautiful illustrations that very well could serve a wall paper or to be framed. I loved how the illustrations actually p ...more
Rogene Carter
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Absolutely delightful and a book that teaches as well as entertains with its brilliant dialogue and multicultural images. Brava!
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Peek inside apartments, houses and backyards as our pet friends lead you on a journey around the world to visit their homes.

First, the picture part of the picture book:
Vibrant, bold, intense, sometimes too intense. I had to take a minute to relax my eyeballs after all the imagery overload!

There is so much colorful detail, readers can look for ages, and keep finding new parts to the picture, cheekily tucked away. I actually missed one of the cats and had to do a thorough scan to find the kitty. A
Donna Maguire
I thought that this book was lovely! It really is a great way of introducing different cultures to children -personally I thought it was a great book and the images used were brilliant - very enjoyable and one that would live on a book shelf to be read over and over again - 4 stars from me
Rachel McKitterick
*thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

3 stars.
What an excellent little picture book. This would have definitely appealed to me as a little child. The illustrations are really good and I like how its been done. One 1 thing I would suggest, but maybe a wider range of countries/cities. I mean, it bothered me that some countries weren't even mentioned and the likes of the USA had 3 cities, Spain had 2,
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Cassany, Mia Home Sweet Home, illustrated by Paula Blumen. Frances Lincoln (Quarto), 2017. $17. 9781786031136.

Travel the world through the eyes of a variety of pets.

The goal of this book is admirable, but it falls quite short. Instead of traveling all over the world, we see 17 homes in 12 different countries. I find it odd that the author repeats the Netherlands, France, and Spain twice and the US three times. I love the Netherlands more than your normal American, but really? Most of the animals
This was a very sweet children's picture book with a wonderful premise. The illustrations were bright and beautiful, and I enjoyed the almost 'Where's Wally?' adventure of pointing out the various animals in each city. However, I do think that this book would benefit from including a few more diverse locations, especially considering it pegs itself as an 'around the world' look. I do not recall seeing any locations in either Africa or Australasia/Oceania, and instead it featured multiple cities ...more
Katya Vinogradova
I received a free digital copy of this book from Quarto Publishing Group via NetGalley.

What a lovely picture book depicting home life in various countries and cities! Usually people present their homes and way of life, but "Home sweet home" is narrated by pets. Which reminded me of "The secret life of pets" and I love love love that movie.
The illustrations by Paula Blumen are very appealing, colorful and full of little details that should be studied closely. Also, this book would also be great
Christina Reid
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Beautifully-illustrated book looking at home around the world, all told from the point of view of the pets who live there with their people. Charming!
Full review to come.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Get a tour of different residences around the world through the eyes of the pets who live in them. Fun concept although it would have been stellar to have more information about each country.
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
Vivid and beautiful detail. Diverse-ish, though there could be more from other places. The detail of the illustrations is absolutely incredible.
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