What happened in the house that Jack built? It all started with the cheese that lay in the house that Jack built. And then came the rat that ate the cheese and the cat who killed the rat. Caldecott Medal?winning author and illustrator Simms Taback brings his distinctive humor and creativity to the beloved story of Jack and the house that he built.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Lexile:||AD670L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
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I was really excited when I saw this book online because I grew up with the wonderful rhythm of This is the house that Jack Built. But this version, while holding true to the rhythmic originality of the poetry, lost it's value with the poor illustrations! The illustrator used various fonts, sizes and colors all on the same page - making it look all jumbled and almost impossible for a kid to read. I also did not like the "killing" in the story - I find myself choosing another word when I'm reading it to my kids. I will try to find another version of this poem in a book.
I like the style in which this book is written and it also (somewhat) shows kids the animal food chain. I like books with rhymes and riddles and those that expand the mind.