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Title:
The house that Santa built
Author:
De Las Casas, Dianne.
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Publication Information:
Gretna : Pelican Publishing Company, 2013.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
"This 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"--
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781455617500
Format :
Book

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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."


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)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-This merry take on the cumulative verses of "The House That Jack Built" features a mouse, an elf, a reindeer, a snowman, a boy, a girl, a baby, and, of course, Santa. Young readers can get in on the action thanks to the pairing of sound effects or movements such as "creak, creak," "squeak, squeak," "hee, hee," "stomp, stomp," "jingle, jingle," and "thumpety thump." The cut- and torn-paper collage illustrations are bright and humorous. Share this one at holiday storytimes and encourage the audience to join in on the fun.-Diane Olivo-Posner, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.