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Homer by Elisha Cooper
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Jun 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens, picture-book, preschool, elementary-school
Read in June, 2012

Wonderful, soft, inviting, heart-warming illustrations. This book made me melt. Deceptively simple, the illustrations have details that I just want to keep searching out. Great sense of place, of home, of family, of calm and serenity and peace. This book brings an important message -- of living life slowly, of savoring the moments, of taking the time to just sit and ponder and *live*. This is exemplified not only by Homer, but also by the family he lives with. Lovely, lovely book.

3 starred reviews: PW, Kirkus, Booklist

See interview at and Seven Impossible Things.

"...Soft-focus watercolor illustrations effectively convey the seaside atmosphere with a combination of formats, including some pages with consecutive panels and wordless double-page spreads showing a wide view of the cottage and beach and the inside of the home with the family getting ready for bed..." -- Kirkus.
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