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The House That Santa Built
     

The House That Santa Built

by Dianne De Las Casas
 

This merry take on The House That Jack Built features a mouse, elf, reindeer, and much more. Young readers can get in on the act thanks to sound prompts such as "squeak," "stomp," and "jingle."

Overview

This merry take on The House That Jack Built features a mouse, elf, reindeer, and much more. Young readers can get in on the act thanks to sound prompts such as "squeak," "stomp," and "jingle."

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Publishers Weekly
09/16/2013
De Las Casas and Stone-Barker follow This Is the House That Witchy Built with another holiday title based on the cumulative nursery rhyme. Numerous sound effects encourage lively interactive reading: “This is the elf (hee, hee)/ That tried to catch the mouse (squeak, squeak)/ That lived in the house (creak, creak)/ That Santa built (clap, clap, clap, clap).” Thanks to Stone-Barker’s cut-paper collages, the eponymous house—with its green plaid turrets, purple domes, and cherry-blossom roofing—is a marvel, but her generic looking characters don’t fare as well, and a thudding conclusion (“The moral of the story is.../ Everyone is welcome in the house/ That Santa built! (Ho! Ho! Ho!)/ Merry Christmas!”) doesn’t help. Up to age 5. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455617500
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/29/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
896,279
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

Meet the Author

Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama's Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.

Illustrator Holly Stone-Barker graduated with a BFA in communications design from Pratt Institute in New York. She works as a freelance illustrator and enjoys teaching. Stone-Barker's colorful illustrations are created with a variety of different papers that she finds in her travels. Some of her other titles with Pelican include Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate and The Little "Read" Hen. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband and two children.

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