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If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now

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A crisp fall day in the park. Furry animals... brisk winds... jumping in a big pile of leaves -- OOF! Those aren't leaves; they're a giant leaf creature, visible only to children. But the city is pressing in on the beautiful park -- what does the future hold? Even pre-readers will enjoy discovering nature's secrets in this timely fable without words.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Roaring Brook Press
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Sanja_Sanjalica
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So cute and well illustrated. No words, but the picture say so much.
Mckinley
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Don't think the title really fits.
Jacey
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book may not have any words, but it tells a powerful story. A little boy is fascinated by nature and befriends a giant leaf creature in the woods. But when the city starts growing, all of the animals and his new friend are forced to leave, and the boy grows up and forgets about it all. Then, his son finds a book from his father's childhood and rekindles the interest in nature in his father. They go camping in the woods and he rediscovers the amazing power of nature. I think it's very import ...more
Rachel
Sep 30, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
I don't get it.
Snow
Oct 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Marcie
Sep 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommended to Marcie by: woodbury new books
An interesting almost wordless picture book. Author teaches illustration in Savannah, Georgia.
Rebecca
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Adorable wordless picture book. A family speaks in pictures and there is a giant leaf monster! Nice message about the importance of nature.
Sarah Truluck
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I liked the illustrations but I did not like that it was hard to follow (too man pictures). It was also unrealistic. I chose this book, because I thought the pictures were cool.
Marisa
Dec 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wordless-books
Love love love this book. Trees are our friends. Reminds me a bit of Jellaby...
Allison
Jan 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
Something about imagination....and a leaf monster...and flying cars...

I wish it had words, but that's probably because I'm just not artsy enough to "get it."
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Ed Briant is an author, illustrator, and sequential artist, living and working near Philadelphia.
Ed’s mother had always wanted him to become a dentist. Ed’s father had his heart set on Ed becoming an accountant. Not wanting to disappoint either of his parents Ed chose to compromise, believing that a career as an illustrator would combine the thrill of oral examinations with the glamor of adding up
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