Patricia Hegarty: Everybody's Welcome (Board Book), illustrated by Greg Abbott
An adorable and timely parable about opening a welcoming door to those in need, with clever peek-through holes and panoramic pages to beckon young readers inside and this board book edition is perfect for tiny hands.
Poor Frog's pond has dried up and he has nowhere to live. Luckily, he meets friendly Mouse, who is just starting to build a new house. As Frog and Mouse build a house together, they meet more animals without a place to live. Soon, they all join in to build a big, beautiful home where everyone is welcome, safe, and warm.
In this sweet forest setting, children will learn how important it is to extend a generous hand to those in need, whether neighbors in crisis, a friend with a problem, or a family immigrating to a new country. It's a timely, vital, and comforting story that will elicit useful conversations about caring, charity, and empathy.