Our Big Little Place Share this with a friend

by James A. Conan
illustrated by Nicolle Lalonde

Big or small, apartment or house, they’re all home.

Come inside one boy’s high-rise apartment complex, where his backyard is the space between his neighboring apartment buildings, and his basketball net is tucked into a bedroom. His parents sometimes complain their home is too small, but the boy’s balcony view of the city and the extended play space of the hallways are a few ways that make the boy’s house feel just the right size.

Our Big Little Place is a charming child’s-eye-view tribute to the power of imaginative play and the diversity of the living spaces we call home.


“A gentle family tale that reflects the diversity of a big city . . . This playful story proves that small spaces can feel large with a little imagination.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 06/10/19

“A great exploration of what home and community are in the eyes of a small child growing up in a big city. Highly Recommended.”
—CM Reviews, 09/27/19

“The illustrations are kid-friendly, full of activity, details and fun . . . a wonderful debut book by the author.”
—Storywraps, 07/17/19

“Conan and Lalonde remind us that the only true limit on space is our imagination.”
—CBC News, 08/07/19

“Great storyline.”
—The Write Path, 10/10/19