A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon
Illlustrated by Viviane Schwarz
A group of rodent siblings (they might be hamsters based on the "Lost" poster on the wall), have been growing inside a small dark hole. As they get bigger, they outgrow it, and they have to go out into the world. Unknown to them, their hole was in an abandoned sofa inside a junkyard. At first they are very afraid of their new surroundings, but they know they must work together to find a new home. The brothers embark on a hilarious adventure (within the walls of the junkyard) full of surprises, making their way across ponds, mountains, deserts, a labyrinth (the inside of a dryer) and even a monster (the watch dog). They find their way out into a place they will be able to call home.
A Place to Call Home is told in a comic book style, with dialogue boxes and panels. Each little rodent has its own voice and personality. The text and the illustrations combine to make this a hilarious read, one you'll go back to more than once.
Other books by Alexis Deacon on this blog:
Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale
While You Are Sleeping