|Deborah Underwood. Jonathan Bean, illus|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2014|
A boy and his family are packing up their old home, and the morning feels scary and sad. An eventful cross-country journey follows, but when the family arrives in its new hometown, the boy finds to his delight that there are interesting sights to see and new friends to be made. A spare, rhyming text by the bestselling author of The Quiet Book is complemented by Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Jonathan Bean's lush, layered ink and colored pencil illustrations, perfectly capturing the complex emotions of moving day for readers and listeners up to 7.
"[Deborah] Underwood's ultra-succinct verse hits all the emotional marks that go along with a big transition.... [Bean] does wonderful things with light, starting with a gloomy rain scene and ending with soft, welcoming twilight."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)