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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Review: A House of Her Own

When Audrey announces to her father that his house is getting too small for her, good ol' Dad doesn't bat an eyelid. Instead, he agrees that she looks much bigger than she did yesterday, so the house probably would seem a bit small. He's even happy to help her find a new home.

They check out the chicken coop — too small. Then the garage — too big. They're just going to have build Audrey a new house. Up a tree. She has quite strict specifications: staircase, bathtub for snorkelling, somewhere to sip tea (and hide the dirty cups!), a blue bed … the list goes on. Dad happily accommodates them all. In no time, her house is built and her father wishes her a cheery goodnight.

Mmm … Audrey thinks she might be cold. In fact, she might have even caught a cold. She's got a few other concerns about moving out too, now she thinks about it. And just as before, good ol' Dad doesn't bat an eyelid, once again coming up with the perfect solution!

A House of Her Own captures all that is wonderful about fathers and their little girls. I confess I couldn't resist sneaking a look through the bedroom door when my husband read this with our own very Audrey-like daughter — I think they both enjoyed it!

Title: A House of Her Own
Author: Jenny Hughes
Illustrator: Jonathan Bentley
Publisher: Little Hare, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: September 2014
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781742974620
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book

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