This is a very creative and original picture book that features a young girl named Julia. You must begin reading this book on the title page, where we see a Victorian-style house perched on the back of a giant tortoise. You can immediately tell this is a work of fantasy! Julia’s house is too quiet, so she hangs a sign welcoming lost creatures. She is joined by a dragon, mermaid, ghost and trolls. As you can imagine, things could get a little out of hand, but Julia is quick-thinking and gets it all under control. I love her strong and independent character.
The illustrations are very sweet and perfectly fit in this younger children’s fantasy picture book.