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Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Review: The House on Pleasant Street

Alby and his family have just moved to Pleasant Street, and there’s lots to like — great house, a giant tree and even a pool. But Alby is having trouble fitting in.

The other kids seem shocked and nervous about Alby’s family, and Alby doesn’t understand why — I mean his grandparents only do their experiments in their workshop, and Alby makes sure to keep his pet dragon Delia in his yard.

But none of that matters on the night of Halloween. It’s Alby’s favourite night of the year, and nothing is going to get in the way of having fun on Halloween.

So Alby heads out into the street, ready to share his love of the spookiest day of the year
 with his neighbours. And even though his dad and his giant tree are kind of embarrassing, Alby finds the best way ever to connect with the kids on Pleasant Street.

The House on Pleasant Street is a fun and quirky picture book from award-winning creative duo Sofie Laguna and Marc McBride. It’s about friendship and family and learning to love what makes you unique.

But it’s also just fun. With lightning-making dragons and a tree that’s alive, it’s a feast for the imagination that kids will adore. Funky, colourful illustrations in famous Marc McBride style bring Pleasant Street alive. Make sure to take time with the details, because there are heaps of hidden gems to uncover.

Halloween is right around the corner, so get into those spooky vibes with The House on Pleasant Street.

Title: The House on Pleasant Street
Author: Sofie Laguna
Illustrator: Marc McBride
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $19.99
Publication Date: 30 August 2022
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760526450
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Books