Come Over to My House
Theo LeSieg ~ Richard Erdoes
Random House, 1966
Those with a design knack often blog about this illustrator as evidenced here and here, and in this great writeup at grainedit (one of my favorite sites) on another of Erdoes' books -- Policemen Around the World.
Penned, of course, by one Mr. Theodor S. Geisel, Come Over to My House is a multicultural look at playdates around the world and the homes and young people that go with them. A lone little boy wanders across the globe and sees what life is like in different houses from thatched huts to tents in the wind. (Check out the Chucks on this kid. Awesome or what!?!) Such a cool read and opens up a myriad of different conversations to have with your child. I'm really into reading books to my son of late that have a larger experience to explain than just what is written in the words.
Every house in the world has a ceiling and floor.
But the ones you'll like best have a wide-open door.
Some houses are rich, full of silver and gold.
And some are quite poor, sort of empty and old.
Some houses are marble and some are just tin.
But they're all alike when a friend asks you in.
Expand your world view and check this one out. The end papers alone are worth it!
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Musicians Around the World
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