"Once upon a time, there was an old house," begins this tale for readers 4 to 8, from the author and illustrator of The Leprechaun's Gold and Ms. Bitsy Bat's Kindergarten. The house has stood empty for so long, and looks so lonely and run-down, that no one will buy it. The oak tree nearby and the squirrels and birds who live there all try to cheer up the old house, but it's not until a young family stops by and begins to imagine what could be done with it that the old house feels a glimmer of hope.
"A lively read-aloud.... This tale will resonate with all children who have felt left out at one time or another."—School Library Journal
"The view of the house and family on the last page is a tribute to the power of love."—Children's Literature