Always Room for One More

Always Room for One More

Winner of the 1966 Caldecott Medal

In rhyming verse delivered in full Scottish accent, Lachie MacLachlan and his wife bid every traveler welcome into their home where there is always room for one more. Amongst the heather and the gorse the house begins to bulge and looks near to popping. And pop it does as the whole thing comes tumbling apart with all the dancing, singing and squishing inside. But be done with the grumpetie grouse, and all the blether, the entire happy crowd gathers together to build a whole new home where there will always be room for one more. It's a Scottish song and the black and white tinged with heather purple illustrations earned the Caldecott Medal back in the sixties.

32 pages 978-0805003307 Ages 4-7

Keywords: Scotland, kindness, sharing, generosity, home, song, Caldecott Medal, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old


Winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Lachie MacLachlan, the generous hero of this enchanting tale, is the exception to the rule that the Scots are a thrifty lot. In his "wee house in the heather," where he lives with his family of twelve, he welcomes to his hearth every weary traveler who passes by on a stormy night. "There's always room for one more," says Lachie, and how his grateful guests say a wonderful "Thank you" provides a delightfully warm and tender ending to this hilarious tale of kindness.

Always Room for One More is the winner of the 1966 Caldecott Medal.---from the publisher

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