Here, in this new place Stella's new friends love her silver house and think it is way better then their boring house made of plain old wood. My conclusion is that mama has created a make-believe world about the Silver Starliner to help Stella feel better. Others may read it and think papa actually hitches the house to his truck and flys through the night moving his family to a new location. Whatever conclusion you come to the important message to share with your child is that it isn't the size of your house but the love inside that matters.
Rosemary Wells writes and illustrates picture books that deal with conflict and resolution for very young children. She is funny, but sensitive. She creates images that are detailed without feeling cluttered. Her artistic use of rich, vibrant color welcomes the reader into the story from the very first page. While children will recognize themselves in her stories, adults will appreciate the humorous expressions and emotions so perfectly captured on the faces of her charming critters.
After reading Stella's Starliner you will want more. You can find interesting details about her life and all of her books at www.rosemarywells.com. And of course, you can check out her books at the library!