This Is The House That Jack Built by Simms TabackThis Is The House That Jack Built by Simms Taback

This Is The House That Jack Built

bySimms TabackIllustratorSimms Taback

Paperback | November 18, 2004

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What happened in the house that Jack built? It all started with the cheese that lay in the house that Jack built. And then came the rat that ate the cheese and the cat who killed the rat. Caldecott Medal?winning author and illustrator Simms Taback brings his distinctive humor and creativity to the beloved story of Jack and the house that he built.
Simms Taback grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper Union. He has worked as an art director and a graphic designer, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracause University. He has illustrated many children's books, including I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Viking), Spacy Riddles, Snakey Riddles, Buggy Rid...
Title:This Is The House That Jack BuiltFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.11 inPublished:November 18, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142402001

ISBN - 13:9780142402009

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback The only reason I did not give this book 5 stars is that the pages were a little "busy". What I like best about this book is the important historical note on the last page (why this is a classic!): "THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, a favorite rhyme for children for several centuries, was first published in 1755 and probably derived from an ancient Hebrew chant in the 16th century. It was illustrated by Randolph Caldecott in 1878."
Date published: 2017-04-27

Editorial Reviews

Downright hilarious . . . Children will love this book. (School Library Journal, starred review)

Taback puts a new house on the market and hits the nail on the head with this boisterous rollicking version. (Booklist, starred review)