The Little House
Why this book?
A Caldecott winner, The Little House was adapted into one of Walt Disney’s most beloved and enduring animated shorts. Both are deeply affecting; it makes one think that a house is not just a thing but its own living being, reborn with each new generation of families that dwell within. Although this is her most profound work Burton very much specialized in stories about inanimate objects, such as Maybelle the Cable Car, Choo Choo, Katy and the Big Snow, and her most well-known, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. This book (and the short) directly inspired my second book.