House That Jack Built
By Diana Mayo
Published By Barefoot Books
Review by: Yvonne
is the dog
That worried the cat
That chased the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
House That Jack Built is a traditional rhyme brought to us in bright
lively text and pictures by Diana Mayo. The story starts out simply,
showing us the house that Jack has built, and with each turn of the page a
new animal or character is added to the story line. Its use of repetitive
wording makes this an old favorite amongst children who can easily
remember and join in, in the reading of the verses. Diana Mayo has
illustrated her version using bright, colorful, full of action pictures,
that are pleasing to a child and that will captivate them for many hours.
When reading this book to a group of children, be prepared to hear them
laugh and join in! This book is perfect for beginner readers as the
repetitive use of the words make it easy to memorize, which is exactly how
early readers learn to read. I recommend this story for ages 2-8, and
younger children will enjoy the bright colors that the author has used to
tell the story. Older children will enjoy reading this book to their
friends and parents.
is a favorite in our library as I am sure it will be in yours!