It is early evening when a young boy takes his dog for a walk. On the way, they look in at all the windows:
“Some windows will have dinner, or TV.
Others are empty and leave you to fill them up with stories.”
Looking through windows at night is a common theme for painters. There is a fascination with imagining other lives from the little you can see.
The best part of the book is when the boy and dog arrive back home, to find that inside his own window, “Someone you love is waving at you, and you can’t wait to go in.”
Illustrations by E.B. Goodale convey the magic of that in-between time when the day is over, but it’s not quite dark.
Evaluation: This book for the very young shows there are all kinds of different people living different kinds of lives. But of course, there’s no place like home.
Published by Candlewick Press, 2017