Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jack's House by Karen Magnuson Beil

Jack's House by Karen Magnuson Beil illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, is a delightful take on the poem The House that Jack Built. With a dog proudly displayed on the cover, you can tell this is not your typical House that Jack Built tale. Once you open the book, you know your assumptions are correct when the dog utters, "And this is the house Jack said he built. But here's the real story-- and the pictures to prove it."

I love this story so much, that I will probably end up buying my own copy. The illustrations are playful and entertaining and all of the dogs are drawn beautifully. I also love how Jack didn't build his house and his dog won't let him keep the credit. :O)

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