Recommended for very young strong readers.
A quick and pleasant story of two friends, an abandoned house, and longing. Nicely introduces the concept of homelessness in a way that invites conversation.
One thing lowered this from 3 stars to two: The constant harping on “girly” things as bad. This book was written in 2011; it’s set in the present. This element of the story had an early-1970s feel and it was jarring. I don’t think today’s kids need to hear those outdated and hurtful misconceptions in a story that’s really about helping someone and wishing your dad wasn’t allergic to pets.