Honestly, one of the first things to do with a book like this is to just take a moment to look at the absolutely beautiful arctic foxes on the cover of You Are Home With Me by Sarah Asper-Smith. If nothing else, it does an amazing job of pulling you into picking it up. There was no resisting requesting this book when I saw it and I had a rather fun time reading it. A cute children’s book, You Are Home With Me follows a various number of adorably drawn animals who show off their homes to their children, even featuring a small blurb about the habitats on the side of each set of creatures.
This book has a lot of things going for it from the beautiful artwork that really captures the feel of the story to the brilliant way in which the author uses the emotional message to teach the children reading it. This story also ended exceptionally well, with the voice of the story speaking to their own children. Of all the things I loved about this novel, with the foxes pretty high on that list, the thing I loved the absolute most was the way it was ended.
The only thing I didn’t like came from the fact that the story’s language didn’t really flow all that well. It almost seemed as though it should have rhymed all the way through, but the truth of the matter is that it never really did. And while I wouldn’t say that was a big facet to the book as a whole, it was mildly annoying. Still, overall this was a wonderful and educational children’s book that I could definitely see myself recommending.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.