Homeplace by Anne Shelby is a wonderful picture book for teaching your child about the concept of ancestors. It also gives an excellent representation of how their lives can intertwine with our own decades or even hundreds of years later.
This book is full of wonderfully detailed and cozy illustrations that make it a perfect fit for Homeschooling with Cozy Books.
The story begins with a grandmother telling her grand-daughter, “Your great-great-great-great-grandpa build this house.” She then goes on to tell her grand-daughter about the different generations who lived in the house, how they changed the house, what they did around the house, and how the next baby grew up.
The gorgeous illustrations provide many additional details about the story and the times in which each generation lives. The illustrations alone would provide ample opportunity for discussions about how things have changed and progressed over the years.
Homeplace is a beautiful cozy book. If you have a child who enjoys pouring over picture book illustrations, you’ll definitely want to add this one to your home library!