Illustrated by Hugh Syne
June 1, 2021
Blurb: Lovingly illustrated with thirty original and inspired works by esteemed art director, graphic designer, and illustrator Hugh Syme, Our House brings to life the joyful emotions of Graham Nash’s song “Our House.” The book conjures the warm feelings we all share in our hearts about a loving and caring home.
Appropriate for all ages, Our House is at once a beautifully illustrated children’s book and a magical visual journey for readers of all ages, especially the millions of people around the world who embraced the song as their own.
Our House also contains a newly recorded version by Graham Nash of the classic song “Our House,” punctuating the book’s images and allowing for timeless and fun sing-a-longs with the book.
Graham Nash and Hugh Syne have taken Nash’s 1971 hit with CSNY and made it into a beautiful children’s book. Most of us are familiar with the melody and lyrics so you would probably find yourself singing along to the words; I know I certainly did.
The pictures are lovely with a lot of detail so that you can find yourself lost in them. I imagine they would be very stimulating for a young imagination. That is if you actually let a child have this book rather than keeping it for yourself. And, that’s probably why I haven’t rated it higher. Our House is a very, very pretty little book with the wonderful lyrics and, while I could see you having a sing-a-long with a child, it feels more like a present for the adult rather than the intended audience.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies