The House That Bob Built

The House That Bob Built

by Robert A.M. Stern, Robert A. Stern, Andrew Zega

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School Library Journal
Gr 1 Up-- This is the book that Robert wrote/ and this is the style of rhymed verse/ Far from terse/ That builds the house that Robert wrote. The delicate watercolors depict a fully furnished beachhouse, a ``modest'' shingled cottage with pool and windowed porch, in a brochure style that is suffused with a gentle daylight. No people are shown so that readers may project themselves into the idyllic scenes. Only a stuffed bear and other toys add a coy hint of youthful human habitation. While the left-hand pages house the pictures, the right present the cumulative verses and tiny vignettes taken from the facing painting--a design trick that seems forced because the items selected don't add any special visual meanings. This walking tour is quite pleasant, if a bit dull, as readers are lead from the front door across the floor through all the rooms in this million-dollar house. Caldecott's tour of the house that Jack built is much more gritty fun. --Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus

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