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Make Yourself at Home

Signe Torp


A global tour of the world’s most unusual houses

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This book introduces children to ten amazing and unusual types of home. They can experience life high up in a tree house or cuddled up cosy in an igloo; find out what it’s like to live underground or in a noisy, working windmill. Two spectacular double gatefolds allow them to see whether having hundreds of rooms in a castle is as exciting as it sounds, or whether floating about on a canal is more their style.

Signe Torp’s engagingly detailed paintings incorporate paper ephemera, including maps and musical scores as collage. Bringing different types of houses to life for young children in a delightful celebration of cultural diversity, this is the perfect book for anyone looking for a creative way of exploring how other people live.

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'Extraordinary ... [a] beautiful book'

'Spectacular ... a joy to behold'

'An artistic, creative, and cultural journey ...magical and detailed illustrations show us homes packed with laughter, books, stories, smells, music, children’s artwork, and family traditions'
World Kids

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC

Size: 30.0 x 22.5 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 10 September 2020

ISBN: 9780500652145

About the Author

Signe Torp is a Norwegian illustrator living in Oslo. She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, where she graduated with a distinction. She is the author of one other picture book, Babushka Book.