In a People House by Dr. SeussIn a People House by Dr. Seuss

In a People House

byDr. Seuss

Picture Books | August 12, 1972

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When a spunky mouse invites a passing bird to see what's inside a People House, chaos ensues while beginning readers learn the names of 65 common household items—and that people are generally not pleased to find mice and birds in their houses! A super simple, delightfully silly introduction to objects around the home—from none other than Dr. Seuss!
THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and othe...
Title:In a People HouseFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:36 pages, 9.38 × 6.81 × 0.35 inPublished:August 12, 1972Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394823958

ISBN - 13:9780394823959

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from very interesting book I would recommend this book for young reader. It was a great read for my 3 years old son.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute I like to read this book with the voice of a 'bird' so the kids thoroughly enjoy it!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For New Readers This book helped my sister to feel confident reading a story book. It has fun, colourful, oversized pictures of all the items and they also rhyme, so it is easy to have success :)
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Memorable The images in this book are very different from the average Dr. Seuss book and for that reason I will always remember this story. A must have for your Dr. Seuss collection!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from In a People House (Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners) This book was very enjoyable to read. It's about a mouse who invites a bird into the "people house" to show him around. He points out things such as doors, brooms, pianos and goldfish. I have to point out my favorite which is baked beans. This line added a little humor to the book and made me chuckle a little. There were a couple times when something happened to the mouse and the bird . This allowed for the story to keep going and have events instead of just listing everything throughout the entire story. There was a time when the mouse was holding a doll, dishes and teapot on his hands and feet and ended up falling down yelling to the bird, "Look out below! I'm going to crash!" This book rhymed all throughout allowing for the story to have great fluidity.There was something in particular that really stuck out to me in this story. All of the text was written in black except for the objects that he was pointing out, these were written in pink. This allows for the child to match which word goes with each object. It really stands out to them and increases their understanding. This also makes the story more interesting and enjoyable to read. It is pleasing to the eye. This shows the cohesiveness that the author and illustrator have to be able to apply this technique throughout the entire story.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed Had this book as a child and really enjoyed it. Funny as only Dr Seuss does funny.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from in a people house makes learning the names of common objects lots of fun!
Date published: 2016-12-05

From Our Editors

Easy-to-read rhyme cites a number of common household items

Editorial Reviews

"A tour of household objects by an enraptured mouse. A zany, exuberant, useful word book." - Scholastic Teacher