Changes, Changes, originally published in 1971, is one of Nate’s current favorite reads. It was illustrated by Pat Hutchins whose work you might remember in Rosie’s Walk. The funny thing is we first saw a short film made based on this story on a Scholastic video collection we bought years ago. Fast forward to me finding the book online recently and Nate delightfully discovering the “book version” of the film and reading it over and over again. The theme of the book is adapting to change and it’s executed very cleverly. The little wooden couple in the story are contently living in their wooden block abode when disaster strikes and it catches fire one day. Quickly thinking on their feet, they convert their house into a fire truck to put out the fire! But eventually all the water from their fire hose creates a small flood—what will they do next?
Here’s a link to the film version of the book, if anyone’s curious to see it!