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Homer’s Home

Author: Bliss E. Wilkie
Illustrator: William R. Bruce
Publisher: Homer’s Home Press
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-0-9815994-2-7
Pages: 32
Price: $16.95

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Homer the goldfish lives in a pet store aquarium. While he’s there, he sees other goldfish go home in plastic bags, and he wonders what it would be like to have a home of his own.

Soon he finds out, when Fingers adopts him. Life is very good in his new home – until he realizes he’s lonely and he’d like to have a friend. Luckily for Homer, Fingers knows what he needs and wants to help him.

Homer’s Home is a whimsical look at the life of a goldfish told from his perspective. William R. Bruce’s colorful illustrations bring Homer’s home to life, as we learn of his problem and hope for a solution. Kids growing up in a multi-child household will relate to wanting to have space of their own, and then suddenly finding themselves with no one to play with.

A read-along version of the story on CD is included, with the text read by the author’s grandchild. Although this is a novel idea, having a child read the story, the pronunciation of the words isn’t always clear and a child learning to read might have trouble following along.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

February 9, 2009 - Posted by | children

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