This is the House That Jack Built

Liz Underhill, Other Henry Holt & Company $0 (30p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0339-0
The cover and first page of this book show the house that Jack built in its entirety. In each tiny window is a watercolor painting of each of the residents in Jack's house. A rakish rat "" . . . who ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.'' The costumed cat `` . . . who ate the rat.'' All are here``the maiden all forlorn,'' ``the cow with the crumpled horn''in intricate, delicate detail, with luminous colors and authentic costumes and settings. The exquisite paintings are bordered with embellishments in Wedgewood blue. And the book's endpapers are blueprints and sketches of Jack's housea nice touch. Ages 5-9. (March)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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