This is the house that Jack built

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Scholastic, 2004 - Children's poetry
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A cumulative nursery rhyme about the chain of events that started when Jack built a house.

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User Review  - HelenDiekoff - LibraryThing

This book is about the house that Jack built and everything that he put in it. The house that Jack builds is very different and is filled with tons of weird, fun and wacky objects. This book is for middle elementary students. Read full review

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User Review  - spytel - LibraryThing

What I liked about this book was the playfulness of the illustrations. They're very colorful, bold, use type as art within the picture and should be very appealing to children, and adults. (The rat ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Simms Taback was born on February 13, 1932 in New York City. Before serving two years in the Army, he graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1953. He worked as an art director at CBS Records and The New York Times and as an advertising art director at William Douglas McAdams. He designed and illustrated the first McDonald's Happy Meal box in the 1970s. During his lifetime, he was the illustrator and occasional author of about 50 children's books including There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, which won the Caldecott Medal in 2000, and Postcards from Camp. He died of pancreatic cancer on December 25, 2011 at the age of 79.

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