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Foreword Review — May / June 2010

Friends One, Two, Three, and Four happily share a house that is a home, until, that is, they get the itch to go somewhere different. They can’t agree on where to go—to be pirates on the seven seas, or to collect creepy crawlies in a deep dark cave? They stomp off in four directions, each carrying a piece of the house with them. The results, of course, are less than satisfactory. Their new locations aren’t as exciting as they thought they’d be, and they miss each other. Something has to be done, and they find a way to make amends and make their home even better than before. The author’s illustrations of the animal friends’ adventures enliven the pages. The text has funny moments that beg for extra conversation: have you ever seen a badger boogie-woogie before? For ages three to seven.

Teresa Scollon