Ages 4-7. Taking possession of the house (a large cardboard box with a paper-towel-roll-and-coat-hanger antenna) as the other kids look on, George announces, "This house is all for me!" Every time the others try to enter, he refuses them pointedly, noting that it's not a house for girls, small people, twins, people with glasses, and so on. When George leaves to use the bathroom, though, he returns to find himself excluded. His hurt and anger cause him to rethink his premise and discover that the box is a house for everyone. The simple text and economical line drawings make the events and emotions clear and unequivocal. Bright washes and crayon markings highlight the central action in each illustration, while gray washes tint the other figures. Just right for those friends-and-cooperation units at the beginning of the school year, this picture book has a point to make and its winning combination of style and emotional truth to make the lesson more palatable.