Whether off to kindergarten for the first time, welcoming a new brother or sister or moving into a new home, transitions aren’t always easy for children. In her new children’s book The House that Wanted a Family, author and illustrator Susan Spence Daniel offers a unique story about transitions – an empty house waiting for a family.
“I was taking a walk with my niece past a charming little house a family bought after months of being vacant,” says Daniel. “I thought, what a great story about fulfilling dreams.”
Daniel, who drew the colorful illustrations on each page, describes the aroma of cookies baking and echoes of rooms filled with family whispers to convey the special qualities that make a house a home.
She says she hopes the book can share the joy of home with both children and adults and help ease the transition during a family move.
The House that Wanted a Family
By Susan Spence Daniel
Softcover retail price: $13.99
E-book price: $3.99
About the author
Susan Spence Daniel is the author and illustrator of The House that Wanted a Family. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She lives in southeastern Wisconsin and is the mother of one adult daughter. Although Daniel has written many stories, this is her first book to be published. She’s happy to share that dreams can come true at any age.