Sorry for the miniature hiatus! With the new year, it has brought busy schedules and new resolutions that I have been working on. Unfortunately, doing all of that has made me neglect my blog a little bit But not to fear, I am back with a whole bunch of great picture books I am excited to share with you all the next few days! The one today is one of my favorite books. It’s an older one, but there’s a reason it has been named a classic. I hope you all enjoy!
Time length to read: 4-5 min.
Age recommend: 4 and up
Author/Illustrator: Virginia Lee Burton
Published by: Sandpiper
Best place to purchase: Walmart.com
Do you remember the first house you ever lived in? Whether you were a child, or grown and bought your own? Well, I sure do, and this book makes me remember those houses. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, is about a little house in the country. The Little House leads a happy life with the family it has. As the years pass by the little house notices all the changes that start to happen around it. New roads are being built by it, and soon it comes with new houses. With the new houses came more buildings and pretty soon, the little house in the country looks like the little house in the city. The little house then realizes that it is out of place in the city. Left alone and abandoned, it look like the end of the little house. When suddenly a couple comes to the rescue when they see they little house. They buy the little house and move it to the country. Looks like the end of the little house was actually a new beginning for it.
I loved this book because it shows an emotional side of houses, and how they would think and feel about things if they were living. It’s also a great lesson learner because it teaches that sometimes the small and simpler things are the best, and that you don’t need the big and luxurious. It also teaches a great lesson of giving something used a second chance. The review blog, Reading For Sanity, said “One of the best things about this book, besides the detailed illustrations, is that it can be read on multiple levels.” Which is much agreed, the illustrations done by Virginia Lee Burton, are colorful and creative and really tell the story through the pictures as well. The scenery, from the buildings to the country bring out the detail in each page.
Because this book is such a great classic, it won the Caldecott Medal in 1943. And in 1952, Disney made their version of The Little House in a short cartoon. So if you haven’t checked out this book already, I would do so. It will leave you with good memories not only about this little house, by the little houses of your own.
If you would like to watch the short cartoon by Disney, inspired by the book The Little House, watch the video below.
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