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The Full House and the Empty House

LK James


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The Full House and the Empty House are very good friends— when they dance they admire in each other the qualities they lack within themselves. Even though the houses are different on the inside, it doesn't reflect how they feel on the outside. The bathroom of the full house
was full of many bathroom-y things. There was a big bathtub with gold clawed feet, a sink shaped like a seashell, a hairbrush and comb made of bone,and cakes of lilac soap. In the bathroom of the empty house was just a toilet and a sink. In the evening when the two houses
grew tired of dancing, they would rest on the hillside and look out at the world together.

Praise For The Full House and the Empty House

"It is a deceptively powerful, timely message in the guise of a quiet, old-fashioned package." —Kirkus Reviews

"An original, deftly crafted, and entertaining picture book story by artist and author L. K. James, The Full House and the Empty House is certain to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community library collections for children ages 5-7." —James Cox, Midwest Book Review

"Some of my favorite picture books feel like beautifully done animated films that beat to the sound of their own drummer. The Full House and the Empty House definitely falls into this much beloved category for me." —Mr. Brian, MR. BRIAN'S PICTURE BOOK PICKS

"A very good and very beautiful and very happy picture book for kids... Honestly, the real beauty of this title is that it does exactly what every picture book should strive to do." —Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal

"It’s beautiful and strange." —Betsy Bird, School Library Journal 

Chicago Review Press-Ripple Grove Press, 9780999024935, 44pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2019

About the Author

LK James is an artist, illustrator, and writer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.