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Julia's House Goes Home

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This book was so beautiful, the colors, the artwork, the storyline, it was all brilliant and I really loved it.  

Good story about friendship, inclusion and helping others.  I think I would have enjoyed having this read to me as a young child.  The colors are bright, the characters are active and you can sense the movement of them as they travel to the new home.  The story is sweet and heartwarming and the new home looks so amazing, I would love to live there too!

4, sweet solid, stars!

My thanks to NetGalley and First Second Books for an eARC copy of this book to read and review.
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Delightful continuation of this story. It's finally time for Julia's house to find a new home. She spots the perfect location but it is quite a trip to get down the hills. Unfortunately, the house trips and rolls and Julia is tossed off. Readers see her find her way out of a dark tunnel and meet up with her creatures along the way. In fact, she gathers so many creatures - new and old - that she doesn't think they will fit. As readers may predict, the house shattered after the rough trip and the perfect spot is not as perfect as she thought. However, the creatures are ecstatic and get started on building new homes for everyone. In fact, they build a whole town and call it - Julia's Town.
Lovely illustrations capture the different creatures. The text and illustrations show the love and acceptance they feel toward each other. Readers see each creature accepted for who they are and welcomed to live in the home together. Perfect book to emphasize celebrating uniqueness and working together to make life better.
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Thank you to NetGalley and First Second for the opportunity to review this advanced copy of Julia's House Goes Home. The final book in the beautiful and powerful Julia's House trilogy, author and artist Ben Hatke delivers an emotionally satisfying conclusion that both kids and adults can appreciate. The artwork is, as always, gorgeous, dynamic, perfectly colored, and expressive. A wonderful addition to any collection.
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An absolutely delightful end(?) to this series. I've enjoyed each Julia book more than the last and would happily read them forever. Filled with empathy and love and kindness, as well as the most amazing and adorable drawings of creatures!
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Thanks to Netgalley and First Second Books for this lovely ARC.  

I read Julia’s House Goes Home with my 7 year old daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed. The whimsical illustrations were the highlight of the story and we enjoyed taking our time and pointing out all of the magical creatures. 

The message was positive and hopeful. It was a lovely picture book.
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I really enjoyed this book!

The illustrations were lovely and it was a really fun read.

I like the mix of characters that Julia gathering on her journey too.

It’s a really positive read – it was easy to follow and understand.

I read it with my four-year-old daughter and she loved the story.

It is 5 stars from me for this one – very highly recommended!
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Thanks to Netgalley and First Second Books for the ARC of this in exchange for my honest review. 

A sweet, gentle, found family of monsters that the whole family can enjoy. My kids are loving this series, and this third installment was no exception. The art is still gorgeous and the creatures varied. I love how they all work together when things look bleak. Definitely recommend this adorable series to all monster and creature lovers.
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A beautiful continuation of the Julia's House series. Julia perseveres even when all seems lost and her kindness pays off for the creatures in her care as well as for herself. The art is enchanting.
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Julia’s House Goes Home is the third book in the Julia’s House series written and illustrated by Ben Hatke. This trilogy should be read sequentially in order to truly understand and enjoy the plot.

Summary: Julia’s house is coming in for a landing! After its adventure at sea, the house is ready to settle down but can Julia and the creatures find the perfect spot?

My Thoughts: I loved this book. The entire series is delightful. There are fabulously whimsical creatures (mermaid riding a unicorn anyone?), and each and every page has so many tiny details that I see something new every time I read these books.

I love Julia’s heart and how she is always looking out for the creatures. I love that she learns how to keep going-even when her plans fall apart. And, there is a beautifully sweet ending to the series that will make your child (or you) sigh, and pick up the series to start over from book one.

This book is fun for kids and grown-ups alike, and would make a great addition to any library.

I would like to thank First Second Books for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!!!
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I enjoyed this addition to the Julia books. My daughter loves these books and I enjoy sharing them with my class. The message of everyone being welcome is a great addition to our SEL lessons.
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So charming! I love the Julia's House series and this no exception. Hatke's art is delightful as always and Julia's kindness warms my heart. I love it!
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The previous two Julia's House books are big favorites, but for my students and for my own children. I'm so pleased that this third book will fit so nicely with its predecessors! It's so good!
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Not my favorite Julia book. The art work is amazing, as Mr. Hatke always does.  It somehow felt rushed and a little short.  Still a strong commendation, especially if his other books are favorites!
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The art in this book is beautiful and I really liked the central message of providing a place for everyone who needs one, expanding if necessary. There was one point I got hung up on, though - the house seems to be at least a semi-sentient entity in the context of the story, and then it essentially dies and there's no real acknowledgement of that in the text! It was unexpectedly jarring and made me a bit sad.
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This story has the potential to inspire the imagination but it falls short. It tries to cover too many concepts - home, exploration, inclusiveness - in too short a text. We are taken to another situation before we have digested and incorporated the current one. The artwork is whimsical and engaging, but the text is flat.
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A beautifully illustrated, whimsical tale of the ever-impressive Julia, whose “House for Lost Creatures'', after moving on in the middle book of this trilogy, tires of roaming the high hills. Julia sees The Perfect Spot in the distance, but the house rolls down the craggy mountain - without Julia! Down she falls, into a Deep, Dark Place. She follows a tunnel and begins her trek,  collecting  creatures along the way - some familiar, and some charming additions. “We’ll make room!" is Julia’s refrain, but as her parade of fantastical friends grows ever longer, she begins to worry. The Perfect Spot turns out to be… not perfect. But when she apologizes for letting the curious creatures down, they assure her they have all they need. Together, they create not just a new home, but Julia’s Town - with room for everyone. There is much to love in this story, and the detailed illustrations will inspire children to notice new details with the turn of each page.

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review
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I love Ben Hatke's other Julia books, and this one left me with a smile all the same. A beautiful exploration of found family and acceptance, it just felt like a warm hug.
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I really enjoy the Hatke stories about Julia. I like that she makes everyone feel welcome, regardless of who they are or where they came from. In this story Julia, the house, and the lost creatures are trying to find a new perfect spot to settle. Unfortunately, everyone gets separated.. We see Julia and all the lost creatures, new and old, search for the house and the perfect spot. It's a great lesson is perseverance and friendship. Love Hatke's illustrations.
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Julia's House Goes Home finished the story of Julia's house in such a delightful way. Julia picks up so many new creature friends along the way and learns that home really is where you make it, not a building (though the fact that the house seemed to be somewhat sentient and apparently dies on the way might be a bit disturbing for some smaller readers). Overall, highly suggested for all libraries.
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Maybe it's the times we're living in but this book hit emotionally. For kids, it's a book about Julia finding her home. As an adult, I saw someone who knew things might be tight with all the new creatures who came along, but she was willing to try. Her home isn't what she was expecting but because she opened her home to others, it became much more. I know my words sound sappy but the story isn't because Ben Hatke is a master storyteller. Trust me.
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