Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Julia's House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke
Julia's house is carried about on the back of a turtle. It has to be a big old leatherback turtle because her house is an old Victorian home. That's the kind of house I admire and wish I owned...
First Second Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published September 2nd, so you'll be able to pick up a copy soon.
Julia and her house move out by the sea and settle in. She loves the views but the house is just TOO quiet. So she makes a sign that says lost creatures are welcome there. Imagine her surprise when there's a little parade of animals coming through her door! A patched up kitty, troll, mermaid, dragon, snail, gnome and many, more come in her door. The problem is that no one is helping around the house. What a mess!
Julia has to create two more signs to get things back to normal but it all works out. It's a fun tale and the illustrations are great. Fantasy animals are fun! So is Julia.
I'm buying a copy of this one for my personal library. Just take a look at it; I'm sure it will enchant you, too.