The love between a brother and sister shines through in this reassuring picture book about a common childhood transition—an older sibling starting school and leaving the younger one behind.
Liza is Henry's big sister, and Henry is Liza's little brother. As long as there has been a Henry and Liza, they have always done everything together. Haircuts, birthday parties, tree climbing, even flu shots. Liza and Henry. Henry and Liza. But that all changes when Liza starts school for the first time, heading off to kindergarten and leaving her little brother behind. Henry is incredulous. How can Liza do this to him?
This true-to-life picture book, gorgeously illustrated, explores a sweet sibling relationship and carries an important and reassuring message about family and growing up.
About the Author
Megan Maynor is the author of several picture books. She lives in Minnesota with one husband, three children, and a rabbit. Instagram: @megan_maynor, Twitter: @megan_maynor
Alea Marley is the illustrator of Henry Without Liza and A Day so Gray, among others. She lives in the UK. www.aleamarley.co.uk Twitter: @aleazui Instagram: @aleazui
"This book deftly explores a topic not often seen in the back-to-school genre: the experience of the younger sibling. A solid addition to the back-to-school shelves."—Kirkus
"Younger siblings or those worried about distance weakening close bonds will find reassurance in this tender narrative."—Publishers Weekly
"Henry at Home is an excellent reminder that precious relationships can survive great change and that independence can strengthen, not threaten, a special bond."—BookPage
"Cartoon-style illustrations, rendered in Procreate and finished in Photoshop, capture the children’s warm relationship as the text gently demonstrates that Henry and Liza can develop their own interests while staying close and loving."—Booklist