A New Home | Book Review

“I hope my life won’t be so different in my new city.”


Moving to a new city can be exciting. But what if your new home isn’t anything like your old home? Will you make friends? What will you eat? Where will you play?

In a cleverly combined voice accompanied by wonderfully detailed illustrations depicting parallel urban scenes, a young boy conveys his fears about moving from New York City to Mexico City while, at the same time, a young girl expresses trepidation about leaving Mexico City to move to New York City.


A New Home hits home with a heart warming tale of finding home which is within us. Beautifully written and illustrated, Tania does an amazing job connecting it all together in her publishing debut.

We love how both children are explaining what they love about their home and they are both the same with a sprinkle of a different culture. The comparisons are brilliantly done throughout and makes us realize that home may be found wherever life leads us.

“Home is our heart.” – Nikki, Age 4

Honest truth by a four-year-old and it is always heartfelt! We loved how the story in its simplicity, carries so much love. The bonus in the book is at the back where the Tania shares information about the two cities featured in the story – great added touch! Now for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give A New Home 5 stars out of 5! It is recommended for children between the ages of four to eight.

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About the Author

Tania de Regil studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York City before moving back to her native Mexico City, where she finished her degree. A New Home is her American publishing debut. She lives in Mexico City and travels to the United States frequently.

A Note From Tania de Regil

“This is a very personal story. I’ve always wanted to truly show my Mexico City, the one I grew up in, the one I’ve learned so much from, the one I love. And when I loved to New York, I fell in love with its sparkling, full-of-life energy as well. You could say that this book is a love letter dedicated to these two magnificent cities, which I’ve had the honor of calling home and seeing for what they really are. So dig a little deeper and move away from any initial perceptions and ideas that you may have of them. Although these two children are growing up in completely different cultures and circumstances, they are experiencing the same fears and emotions, which illustrates that no matter where we come from, we’re really not that different. Home is something within us.”

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga


* The book was provided to Momma Braga in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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