Everybody’s Welcome
by Patricia Hegarty & Greg Abbott

In the middle of the forest stands a tiny little Mouse, daydreaming of her very first home. Her thoughts are disturbed by a Frog who explains that his pond has dried up so he has no place to go. Mouse takes this to be a sign and she suggests that they build a house together.

As construction begins, more animals appear and each has a sad tale to tell. There are rabbits who have been chased from their home by an eagle, birds who have had their tree chopped down and a big brown bear who feels isolated because his size scares people.

Mouse comforts each displaced creature in turn and invites them to be a part of her project. Soon they are all working together to build the perfect home, where they can all reside safely together.

“Our home will be so happy – we’ll fill it up with song, And everybody in it will feel that they belong.”

Ivy and I both love this beautiful board book about community, friendship and teamwork. It is filled with warmth and compassion and has a very inclusive feel. The slightly vintage illustrations are stunning and there are some really well thought out cut out sections which add depth to the story.

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Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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