Robin Ballard When We Get Home

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When We Get Home

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Over the bridges, down the highways, through the streets. The ride from Granny's house is long, but what comforting things await this young girl when she gets home -- and what fun to anticipate them! Robin Ballard has created the perfect tuck-in tale, tailor-made for youngsters who are beginning to understand the geography of the world around them.

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Robin Ballard, was born in Los Angeles and attended the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. After several years in Washington, D.C., she now lives with her husband and sons in Switzerland. Ms. Ballard has written many popular books, including I Used to Be the Baby, Tonight and Tomorrow, and My Day, Your Day.

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A common belief of childhoodthat the moon is following a childis part of the narrator's ponderings during a night ride home. The narrator and her mother have helped a grandmother move; on the journey home the child rehearses her familiar bedtime routines in her mind: finding her father asleep on the couch in front of the TV, brushing her teeth, putting on pajamas, closing the curtains, and getting tucked in. The car is shown in snapshots, crossing bridges, rounding bends, and turning off exits, until its headlights shine a heart-shaped beam on the girl's own house. Opposite those scenes are full-color pictures of the bedtime rituals, rendered in clean, unbroken pen-and-ink lines and washed in warm colors. The unswerving text, set in dark gray against a light gray background, conveys a sense of hush in simple declarative sentences and quietly celebrates the safety and comfort of home and family. (Picture book. 2-4) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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