At the end of the [[Barbapapa's Voyage by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor|last Barbapapa book]], our pink protagonist and his lovely wife were blessed with the addition of seven new shape-shifting Barbababies. A house that was already cramped for a couple was literally bursting at the seams as the family of nine squeezed and squashed themselves into every available crevice. Something had to give; the walls collapsed and out spilled the unfortunate family.
With a little help from their friends, they relocate to a lovely old house, which they lovingly renovate. But their happiness is short lived when the developers decide to flatten the old houses to make way for a new apartment block. The homeless family
them make their way to the countryside, where they design and build their dream home. Everything seems perfect, until they hear the familiar rumbling of bulldozers in the distance...
''Barbapapa's New House'' continues the series in its own inimitable style, making full creative use of the humour based around the shape-shifting skills of the nine main characters. As always, each page is crammed with little details that are easily missed on the first reading, making it a joy to share over and over again and always enabling the reader to discover something new.