Cover image for The house that Witchy built
Title:
The house that Witchy built
Author:
De Las Casas, Dianne.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Gretna, La. : Pelican Pub., 2011.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
A scary Halloween version of "The House that Jack Built, " featuring a witch, black cat, skeleton, and other spooky images.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 0.5 160535.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781589809659
Format :
Book

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Told through repetition and rhythm, this Halloween tale invites children to participate in the fun. Cats meow, skeletons rattle, bats flap, and a mom fusses at a picky little boy-all in Witchy's creaky old house. Throughout the story, other spooky creatures come out to play! Finely detailed cut-paper and collage illustrations complete this frightful fable.


Author Notes

Dianne de Las Casas was born on January 15, 1970 in the Philippines. She was a children's author and storyteller. Her books included Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear. She founded Picture Book Month, celebrated in November and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians. She received the Storytelling World Resource Award in 2005, 2010, and 2011. She died of smoke inhalation resulting from a house fire on August 21, 2017 at the age of 47.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-"Creak, Creak." Here lies the haunted house version of "The House That Jack Built." Cumulative verses and onomatopoeia build on a lighthearted Halloween theme (the sound of each object or character is represented in text next to its image) while a collection of cut- and torn-paper collages and variation of colorful fonts create textured and detailed cartoons. Readers may simply search for the smiling spider on each page or follow the tombstones for a bit of graveside humor, e.g., "RIP-Imma Star, who lived life with a sparkle." Repetition of each verse-a creaking house, black spider, booing ghost, flapping bat, rolling pumpkin, rattling skeleton, and a genial green witch (warts included)-completes the usual list of spooky images accompanying an adventure shared by a boy (with finger in nose), a scolding mom, and an affectionate dad. An additional purchase with a solid language-arts connection for libraries in need of seasonal fare.-Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.