Where's Home? explores the journey of an endearing young kitten named
Littleprints, whose life at home is unpredictable, confusing, and sometimes
frightening. Then he suddenly loses whatever comfort he has known when he is
taken away from everyone and everything familiar. As he is moved from one
home to another, Littleprints must discover how he can feel settled and safe.
In 64 pages and 20 short chapters interspersed with black-and-white drawings,
Where’s Home? offers an authentic and complex voice to the invisible foster
child among us.
The tender but no-holds barred story has both therapeutic and educational applications for a wide range of readers. Originally written for foster
children and those who care for them, the book’s theme is universal:
special connections with others can contain the magical
possibilities that make healing, hope, and home possible.
Independent reading level: Grade 3+
Listening level: For children from ages 4 or 5 who will recognize the experiences
of Littleprints. The author recommends that the book be read together over a
number of sittings. It requires digesting in bits over time. Adults should read the book prior to reading to a child so they can process
their own reactions. This will better enable them to listen and respond to
what the child may say.
Picture story level: To be determined by parent with above considerations.