Milo and Georgie by Bree Galbraith
Published on April 11, 2017.
When Milo’s family moves to a new city, he vows to officially retire from having fun. So he stays inside for days while his little sister, Georgie, yearns to explore the new neighborhood. Finally, Milo ties Georgie to the end of a ball of yarn so she can go out, on one condition: she has to come home when he tugs the string twice.
But one day, Georgie isn’t at the end of the string. Which means Milo might just have to step outside and discover everything he’s been missing. Charming, detailed artwork illustrates their vibrant new city in this heartwarming story about supporting each other, building community, adapting to change, and embracing new things.
This book is adorable. Milo and Georgie are brother and sister, but they have completely different attitudes when their mother tells them that they are moving. Georgie (age 6 maybe?) takes it in stride; she chooses to see the positives, i.e. she and Milo will get to share a room. Milo, on the other hand, swears he'll never be happy again. He refuses to go outside. He stops having fun.
It's summer, so they're home all day with a old woman as their babysitter. She sleeps on the couch all day while Milo watches TV. Georgie wants to go out and explore, so Milo ties yarn around her waist and tugs when it's time for her to come in (right before their mom gets home from work).
One day Georgie doesn't come when Milo tugs, so he's forced out into the world. He follows the yarn to try and find Georgie. Along the way he meets many of her friends: a dog walker, a pizza man, a mail carrier, and even a baseball team. Milo finds Georgie, and he finds himself. He's happy once more.
I enjoyed this unique story. It's about being flexible and about making friends. I loved the brother-sister relationship. And the illustrations were very whimsical and fun. A perfect fit!
My Rating: 4 Stars