Title: The House That Jack BuiltThe House That Jack Built
Author: Jeanette Winter
Pages: 30
Recommended Ages: Read Aloud
Star Rating: ★★★★

I feel like I’ve read this book before – or at least one like it. It’s the kind of read aloud you don’t forget because it’s clever. (Which, on the whole, is rare as far as beginning reads go.)

First we meet Jack, then watch as Jack begins to build his house. Then we meet the malt that lay in the house that Jack built, then the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built, then the cat that troubled the rat that ate the malt…

You get it. But on each page, when the new character is introduced, it is assigned a particular icon. From then on, when the word is mentioned in the text, the icon is used instead of the letters. It’s pretty cute.

Conclusion. A fun story. Kids will enjoy the mounting humor and line-up of pictures as the story progresses. I know because I enjoyed it, and I’m still practically a kid. :)

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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