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THE HOUSE BOOK

School Library Journal

Reminiscent of Mary Ann Hobermans A House Is a House for Me (Viking, 1978), this book matches simple rhyming text with colorful double-page illustrations to highlight the basic elements of a dwelling, beginning with the floor and working up to the roof. DuQuette concludes by pointing out the one thing that makes any place a home you. The text is lively and succinct, although in one instance the brevity is confusing and a bit awkward to read aloud (Another fact that's worth revealing; one room's floor's another's ceiling). A charming cutaway illustration looks at all of the rooms in the house and the family members using them. Inviting endpapers show the variety of abodes that people inhabit, ranging from the unusual (log cabin, geodesic dome) to the more common (split-level, apartment).
-Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin
Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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