The Little House

August 3, 2010

The Little House , written and illustrated by Virgina Lee Burton, is a book I remember so fondly from my childhood and one which I’ve just recently introduced to my kids… and it is just one of the sweetest books. It’s one of those special books that appeals to both children and grown-ups alike — both the story and the darling illustrations.

It’s a story about a little house who lives out in the country and enjoys the changing of the seasons and the beauty of the countryside.  She notices a city in the far distance… and over time, the city gets closer and closer until she finds herself living in the middle of a bustling city with towering buildings and a subway line right below her. On one level, it is a story of time and advancement in architecture and transportation, but on another level it is just a sweet story about a little house and the observations she makes. Either way, you and your kids will love it!

It is available from our bookshop, both US and Europe. And also check out Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel — another family favourite by Virginia Lee Burton.



Comments (4)

August 3, 2010

This is one of our family’s favorite books, and one that we never tire of reading. We love how the illustrations show a quiet & peaceful rural place transforming into a busy, cosmopolitan city, and how “the little house” ends up back to where it truly belongs.

August 3, 2010

I remember this book!!!! thanks for the reminder! – going to pick this up today….we need new items in the rotation.

August 3, 2010

We love Virginia Lee Burton. Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel is a favorite. Other favorites are Katy and The Big Snow and Maybelle the Cable Car.

August 3, 2010

My tot loves this book! I really think I have found my children’s book kinship on this blog! Such a wonderful story!
P.S. our newest additions (and my tot’s newest favs) are Tikki Tikki Tembo and Crictor. I just love that little snake!

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