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Ages 3-6 Hardcover N/A

We Were Tired of Living in a House

Liesel Moak Skorpen
pictures by Doris Burn

“We were tired of living in a house.

So we packed a bag with

sweaters and socks and scarves

and mittens and woolen caps.

And we moved into a tree.”

So begins this whimsical story of four small children, a dog and a cat who decided they were tired of living in a house. They try a tree, a pond, a cave and the seashore, but in each place something unusual happens to make them move on to the next place, and finally home.

Each appealing moment and every small detail are captured in the original 1969 illustrations by Doris Burn.