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The House Takes a Vacation

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Staff Pick

A great read-aloud book — all the parts of the house have distinctly different personalities, which means they have very different voices, too. The pictures are lovely, and the puns are hilarious!
Recommended by Karen, Powells.com

A great read-aloud book — all the parts of the house have distinctly different personalities, which means they have very different voices, too. The pictures are lovely, and the puns are hilarious!
Recommended by Karen B., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

After the Petersons leave for vacation, their house decides it wants to take a holiday, too! But the different parts of the house can't agree on where to go. Finally, the sunporch suggests the house go to the beach. The basement refuses "to rise to the occasion," but the rest of the house follows the front door as it leads the way--and the house has a vacation that it will never forget! Adding to the appeal are Lee White's oil and colored pencil illustrations, which bring this "home away from home" tale to a safe and sound conclusion.

Review:

"Davies's (The Boy Who Drew Birds) outlandish tale stars a house that goes on a trip while its inhabitants are away. The cast includes the cool-guy roof (known to shout 'Dudes!' and 'Surf's up!'), the dreamer sunporch (enthralled with the thought of seeing the sea) and the eager-to-please front door ('I'll lead the way!')-each of which is personified with pun-filled voices that, depending on one's tolerance, is fun-filled or overkill. The basement 'refuses to rise to the occasion' while the roof 'feels like it's got shingles,' the chimney 'feels like it's got the flue,' and the bedroom windows shout, 'Oh! The pane! The pane!' White's (Stop that Nose!) earthtoned oil and pencil illustrations take readers along for the ride, with artwork so lively and fluid they'll feel as though they, too, are tumbling about on the rough surf alongside the house. The artist does a commendable job of endowing the house with personality without going too far. By story's end, the bungalow has returned from its adventure, no worse for the wear, and ultimately realizes that there is, in fact, no place like home. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761453314
Publisher:
Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Subject:
General
Illustrator:
White, Lee
Author:
Davies, Jacqueline
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Vacations
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Vacation
Subject:
Children s humor
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.70x9.20x.47 in. 1.19 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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The House Takes a Vacation
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Product details 32 pages Marshall Cavendish Corporation - English 9780761453314 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A great read-aloud book — all the parts of the house have distinctly different personalities, which means they have very different voices, too. The pictures are lovely, and the puns are hilarious!

"Staff Pick" by ,

A great read-aloud book — all the parts of the house have distinctly different personalities, which means they have very different voices, too. The pictures are lovely, and the puns are hilarious!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Davies's (The Boy Who Drew Birds) outlandish tale stars a house that goes on a trip while its inhabitants are away. The cast includes the cool-guy roof (known to shout 'Dudes!' and 'Surf's up!'), the dreamer sunporch (enthralled with the thought of seeing the sea) and the eager-to-please front door ('I'll lead the way!')-each of which is personified with pun-filled voices that, depending on one's tolerance, is fun-filled or overkill. The basement 'refuses to rise to the occasion' while the roof 'feels like it's got shingles,' the chimney 'feels like it's got the flue,' and the bedroom windows shout, 'Oh! The pane! The pane!' White's (Stop that Nose!) earthtoned oil and pencil illustrations take readers along for the ride, with artwork so lively and fluid they'll feel as though they, too, are tumbling about on the rough surf alongside the house. The artist does a commendable job of endowing the house with personality without going too far. By story's end, the bungalow has returned from its adventure, no worse for the wear, and ultimately realizes that there is, in fact, no place like home. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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