Whilst the book is, on the surface, about moving house, it could also be related to children facing any new situation - starting preschool or school, changing schools, making new friends or finding themselves feeling lonely.
With its beautiful illustrations, and simple storyline, I would say the book is primarily aimed at preschool / early school years age children. However, because of the underlying message about new situations and making new friends, I can see this book appealing to children older than that too.
Even though he is an avid reader, with a reading age well ahead of his years, like many children do, he often finds comfort in books with plenty of illustrations and a simpler story at times of uncertainty. So this book is one I could even share with him and use it as a talking point to discuss any worries or concerns he may have.
A beautifully illustrated hardback book like this would make a perfect gift too. I can see Marta Altes' books becoming ones to keep and treasure forever!
My New Home by Marta Altes is available from Pan Macmillan.
Disclosure: We were sent this book for the purposes of review. All opinions are our own.