Book Reviews of I Know a Place

I Know a Place
ISBN-13: 9780395539323
ISBN-10: 0395539323
Publication Date: 3/30/1992
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Book Type: School Library Binding
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-- Home is the place evoked by morning rituals of breakfast and school bus, homework at the kitchen table, and popcorn in front of an old movie. The comforting details of daily routine form a picture of family life that will appeal to adults and children alike. Colored-pencil illustrations glow with the warm shades of light spilling from a window. From `` `Rise and shine, lazybones' '' to bedtime with a one-eyed bear, this is a look at an ideal family. Rylant's The Relatives Came (Bradbury, 1985) is a loving story of an extended family.
- Lucy Young Clem, Evansville-Vanderburgh County Public Library, IN
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews
Secure in her family, a little girl describes one happy day, introducing each detail with the phrase: ``I know a place where pillows are fluffed...and stray clothes picked up from the floor.'' In this cheerful place, food is nourishing, everyone is productively occupied (Mom makes muffins but also works at a computer while the baby plays beneath her), and there are lots of companionable moments (popping corn, reading together), all brought warmly to life in Ray's softly glowing art. As revealed on the last page, the place, of course, is home (``I know it by heart--by the number and by the street''). Specific enough to hold attention but universal in appeal; an effective tribute to home and family. (Picture book. 2-8) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

Card catalog description
A child describes a place where all the rooms have warmth, comfort, and love, and it turns out to be home.
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Hardcover. Written by Karen Ackerman, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray. Summary: A child describes a place where all the rooms have warmth, comfort, and love, and it turns out to be home.